Some of our friends were upset when Mommy complained about all the rain we got. They lived in areas where they are in a drought and they thought Mommy should be thankful for the rain, unfortunately to MUCH RAIN is just as bad for plants as too LITTLE RAIN. The water killed our Cape Honeysuckle.
Mommy took this picture to try to convey what she is talking about when she complains about the rain. All this water got dumped on us in the space of 10 minutes. As you can see our sidewalk is flooded and if the plants near the house weren't in pots they would have drowned. There are some plants that like soggy boggy soil, but these don't. We got continual torrential downpours for weeks, the ground never had the chance to dry out. Now unfortunately it is very dry, we would like some nice gentle rain that falls slow enough that it has a chance to soak into the ground, not flood roads and drown plants.
Our weather makes gardening a challenge sometimes. But I has some neat stuff to show you now the sun is out.
I just love it's blooms.
Chinese Bell Flower
And we are really proud of this. It is our Coral Bean, it is a native plant and the Hummingbirds LOVE IT!!!!!
The one by the Hummingbird Cottage bloomed up a storm and now it has lots of seed pods on it. The one in the front yard didn't bloom, we don't have a clue why.
The Coral Honeysuckle. This is a baby of the one that drowned, it is nice and safe in a pot.
OK, we needs to walk briskly, I has pounds to shed.
The Trailing Princess is really pretty when t blooms and it is doing GREAT in the hanging basket. I gives it 4 paws.
And these little asters are cute as can be. I hope you enjoyed briskly walking around the garden with ME. ~Scylla, walking for ATCAD