We had another week of rain and my garden is drying out again. I have become rain weary and today is the first day without any rain.
Some areas are very muddy and when I walk on the grass I get that squelchy sound underfoot.
The beautiful colours of my maidenhair fern in my shade house this was given to me by my mother.
I have been busy trying to keep these seedling alive with the heavy rains we've been having. This is day ten and they are doing well. Many are from seed that I had stored in my refrigerator for the past five years. Some are cooler climate annuals like california poppy, linaria, godetia, nigella and delphihinium but I am giving them a try to see how they adapt to our climate. In the mix are some warm weather plants like cosmos, asters, salvias, morning glory, zinnias marigold and phlox. I am also trying some tall snap dragons and lobellia. I am pleasantly surprised that so many seeds actually sprouted after such a long shelf life in the fridge.
Heliconia rostrata growing in pots
Miniature anthuriums growing in a tree stump
I thoroughly enjoyed the Royal Wedding last Friday, it was nice being a Royal watcher for the day. They seem so in love with each other and it was heart warming to see the wedding. I wish this couple a happy life.