Sunday, May 15, 2011

SoggyBottomBreakdown Garden Tour

Today my face is as long as the title of this blog. It is raining hard...AGAIN!!!

I just checked the rain gauge, and we've received 3/4 of an inch today already

and it is just 5:00.

You can see the small lake growing below.

I've a mind to order some trout to stock this little lake so we can at least benefit in some way.

I planted rosemary and sage yesterday in the sunny 65 degree weather.

We've had two days without rain this month!

I found a place for the Annabelle Hydrangea that Connie gave me.

And the raspberries have begun 'showing'.

More 'lakes and rivers' growing too.

The plants inside have begun to rise to the occasion.

I love it when the seed pods and dirt cling to the squash plants as they rise.

These are my biggest tomato starts, Cosmonaut Volkav. I will put them out after Labor Day in hopes they'll take off while I'm away from home for several weeks.

The sunroom is lit up with the 'starts', and the perennial garden is beginning to come along.

The Forsythia and Leopard's Bane continue to be my glowing substitute for the sun.

Last, the Mother's Day bouquet sent by my son is still fragrant and lovely;

thank you, Kelly! It brightens up this rainiest of days.


MimiTabby said...

oh, man, Which one of us is living in Seattle??!
The cold and wet are unappreciated in May for certain. Your garden albeit a little soggy, looks nice.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Wow, that is when! It looks good though. Keep trusting God with your garden. Ask him to bless it, and RELAX!!!!!

I love you.

Hey did you mean Memorial Day you plant your tomatoes?

Catherine said...

Yes, Stacie; I meant Memorial Day! It only SEEMS like Labor right now. :)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

What a beautiful bouquet!

I so feel your pain. We've been waiting for the soil to dry out enough to till so we can make our raised beds. I think we are just going to have to till tomorrow weather rain or shine or it just isn't going to happen. We're still getting snow on the surrounding hills and frost, too. Waiting...

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Whew, we had two days of no rain and mostly sunshine. It dried out the perfect amount to till. Just in the nick of time, too because it started raining again this evening. Got it tilled and next we'll be making our raised beds. Can't wait to plant! It'll be at least one to two more weeks before we'll be safe though.