In all of the years I have been gardening here at Rose Arbors I can never remember a season that has brought so much beauty as this spring; it is of course due to our abundant winter rainfall.
I don't expect we will see much more heavy rain this year but last week during the night we were blessed with a nice sprinkle. In the morning I went out and took these pictures. There is nothing like the sparkle and freshness of rain to enhance the beauty of a garden. And this year because of the super bloom - oh my!
An early morning view from the deck.
The lavender walk in the far back more wild reaches of the garden, augmented with poppies seeded by the wind.
A lovely example of David Austin's Ambridge rose in a front border.
A gravel pathway, higgly-piggly with bloom.
Alongside the pond in the back, roses and foxgloves, two of my favorite flowers combine together.
Valerian, in the deck border, I pull it out every year, then wish I hadn't, then it surprises me and comes back. I just recently read that it makes a good cut flower, but I haven't tried it yet, maybe this weekend.
It will get hot again this summer I have no doubt and gardening will become more of an effort and less of a pleasure but right now I am really enjoying my garden
Je suis très chanceux
(I am so lucky)