It’s true, rain or shine, I’m not gonna whine. It’s all good. Because of the rain, we have areas that are more beautiful than ever before at this time of year and areas that have been stunted.
The area hardest hit by the “wet” was the herb garden. I plant a lot of seeds in the herb garden and it was very late when I got them out and they are quite small. I believe that all of them, with the exception of the sweet peas will be fine. It might be too hot for the sweet peas before they get to be their best selves. Last year the zinnias were twice as tall or maybe 3 times as tall as they are this year but no worries there. They will be monsters soon enough.
Speaking of zinnias, I planted several varieties that I had not planted before — Enchantress (they don’t look like double giants yet ), Apricot Blush, and Blue Point. So excited to see how they do. Last year my California Giants did so well that they blocked more than one path through the garden — beautifully, I might add. 🙂 And, the pink ones (I don’t remember the variety.) were so “healthy” that they smashed out several of their neighbors before I got them staked.🙄
Last night as we were preparing the garden for events this weekend – another storm came, taking many blooms with it. This morning I see that it also brought many fresh new blooms – so “rain or shine, I’m not gonna wine.” Now if it rains on Saturday and our guests can’t tour the garden. I might whine a bit.
BIGGEST UPSIDE OF RAINY WEATHER
Very little, if any, hand watering. While I love the process of hand watering and getting up close and personal with my plants, my garden has grown to the size that it certainly takes some time to get that job accomplished.
BLOOM THYME THIS WEEK
There were so many things blooming this week that I told myself no more than 10 pictures. So, of course I’ll give you 13 plus a video. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.
Rosa Mundi and neighbors
If you need me, I’m in the garden deadheading the roses, so they can be their best selves for our guests tomorrow.🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
Yes, rain or shine, it’s gonna be fine, but
I AM PRAYING FOR SHINE!
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18 thoughts on “Bloom Thyme Friday: Rain or Shine, I’m Not Gonna Whine”
Lovely post, Teresa. Hoping the sun is shining for you tomorrow!
Wish I could attend your beautiful gardens tomorrow, T. Stunning array to behold. The apricots and pale yellows are my fav. Humidity is back to central VA now, yet showers do help keep the hoses at bay. Happy Weekend! D.
Wish you could too. I’ll send pics. xoxo
Rain or shine, I love your sunny attitude! I know your guests will be amazed with your gardens. Wishing plenty of sunshine coming your way.
Thank you! ❤️
Even here in normally dry semi-arid Utah, the spring has been very wet and my roses and peonies are putting on a show I’ve never seen before here.
So glad for you that you to enjoy a beautiful spring g show!! 🌹❤️🌹
I wish I could attend your garden party tonight! I know it will be wonderful! I can’t believe the size of your Queen of Sweden! I planted two Queens of Sweden in April, and they’re just sitting there! They have hardly grown at all.😕 What have you put on yours? Have fun tonight!🌸🌹🌸🌹🌸🌹🌸
We will miss you Linda! Enjoy your party planning. This year I used Mills BloomKote fertilizer.
So happy for your spring show!!!
No hybrid tea roses? Did I ask about those already?
Hi, I don’t grow very many HTs. I do have Gemini but it had a hard winter and has only one bloom.
They are still my favorites, particularly ‘John F. Kennedy’ and ‘Oklahoma’ (which are about as extremely different from each other as roses get.)
They are beauties for sure!
Yes, but increasingly unpopular.
Thank you for sharing 13 and not 10 pictures/video of your garden! It is lovely as always!
Beautiful! Peggy Martin looks great!
All looking so beautiful, the flowers looking fabulous against that lovely lush green foliage! Enjoy your visitors!