Wednesday, May 11, 2011

If this is spring, what is summer going to be!

Mercy,'s raining AGAIN!  Considering the weather in other parts of the country, I do feel guilty complaining, but I'm doing it any way.  I'm sorry, I just cannot get inspired to work in the garden when it is so wet and soggy....and it's spring.....I want to work in the garden and be inspired!

We have had only three days, since January 1 of this year, where the temperature has been 70 degrees.....that just is NOT normal!  But. the few nice days we have had I've made some progress in weed removal and, fortunately, things are growing and blooming away....they must like rain!

IMG_0589This is our front yard with the neighbor's house in the background.  The crabapple tree is all pink and it. 

IMG_0590The lime green plants on the left are Barberry, the bright pink ones are Peach Flambe Heuchera and Blue Oat Grass grows between them.

IMG_0593A beautiful branch of Crabapple blooms.

IMG_0594 I love the wonderful colors of Heuchera........many of which have been developed here in Oregon by Dan Hines from Terra Nova Nurseries.  Commonly called Coral Bells, these plants are grown primarily for their gorgeous leaf color,  altho' they do flower. 

And, wouldn't you know....there are rain puddles on the leaf!


Julie said...

What a lovely yard! So colorful and lush! I am jealous of such beauty! Doesn't look like you have to do very much out there, yet! :)
Hope the rain stops for you soon!!! Maybe send a little to south Florida??? Hehehe.

Lynn said...

Your gardens are beautiful and great pics! Hope the sun comes out soon for you:@)

elle said...

Grey, that's what we have here. And rain, so very much. I, too, wait for warm, sunny weeding weather!

Karen said...

Oh, it's beautiful despite the incessant moisture! I agree with you completely on the rain thing, ENOUGH already. I know we'll probably need it in August, but for now, I wish Mother Nature would just cut us a break, I hate working in the mud.

Anonymous said...

i love
LOVE your garden.

I really do.

When i see your posts i feel inspired to smart mine up a bit.

it looks Pathetic this year (mine, i mean)


Just Trying To Save Money said...

I only wish our front yard looked like yours!! IT looks amazing!! Great job!

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Beth said...

What a lovely yard - and how generous to share it with the neighbors- your Crab Apple is gorgious!

Susan said...

Wow - I wish you were my neighbor! And that my yard looked like that - thanks for sharing!