Rain Beautiful Rain…
May 8, 2011 by squirrelbasket
It was a very dry April and the garden was very pleased to have some proper rain this weekend.
Whenever the weather changes like this, I sing a bit of Rain Rain Beautiful Rain by Ladysmith Black Mambazo…
Here are a few pictures of the plants drinking it all in.
Convallaria majalis (lily-of-the-valley) - as seen in Princess Kate Middleton's bridal bouquet
Fresh leaves of Liquidambar styraciflua (sweet gum)
Leaves of a miniature Hemerocallis (day lily)
Remains of our magnificent pink Rhododendron flowers
Cotinus - full of flowers this year after it wasn't pruned last year...
A red Japanese Acer
It's the first year this little Japanese Acer had flowered and fruited...
The Escallonia bush is nothing but a skeleton, killed by winter frosts - but it's trying very hard to revive...