Now that the craziness with my cats is finally dying down, I’m having a little more time to get out into the garden and shoot some pictures. (Raja’s paw ever so much better.) We have had some up-and-down weather. One day it’s 80°, the next day it’s 50°. Yuk. I have had enough of this. This weekend is supposed to be nice again.
My peony season was pretty much a bust because of all the rain but I finally did get some nice pictures of what remained. They are almost all finished now. Here is one of the nice ones.
My daylilies have finally started blooming, but there are not too many of them just yet. Still I have gotten some of my favorites to start blooming. The rain is back but I did get out in the garden this morning to take a few pictures. Most of the ones I photographed are yellow flowers or yellow foliage, but not all. Take a look at my sunny flowers on a rainy day. I just started writing this post and it has started pouring, with a little thunder.
Now at least Stella D’Oro is a really sunny looking flower, and such a ubiquitous daylily.
These Yellow Daylilies are huge and they were so lovely yesterday. Today they are all rain beaten. But there are many more buds to come.
This is my favorite Yellow Daylily with the beautiful Purple/ Magenta throat and border. This one is just beginning to open up. See the rain drops on the petals?
My light orange Rose is a very sunny flower. The shrub has been putting on a real display already this year. In fact, all of my roses are just lovely.
And my firey orange Poppy is turning up the heat on this cool, rainy day.
As is my magenta Daylily.
My Red Guara
And my Firecracker Begonia. Making me feel a little warmer just looking at them.
It is not without reason that the Kniphofia is called a Hot Poker Plant.
You can’t see it well, but this Hot Lips Mexican Salvia has prettly little flowers that turn red and white. I have wanted one of these for years, and finally got one.
More reds and yellows in my garden.
My Strawberries are giving me a wonderful harvest right now.
And my Yellow Foliage Cape Fuschia lights up my garden.
As does my Yellow Flower Cape Fuschia
And Yellow Foliage Spirea.
Topping off my Firey Flowers is my favorite Clematis Niobi that is in full bloom right now.
And this view of Yellow and Orange Daylilies greet me from inside my house looking outside. Not so bad seeing a view like this on a rainy day!