Monday, February 15, 2010

After The Rain

Well, it's been a while, so I thought I would show you my garden after the rain. We have had rain on 11 days out of a possible 15 so far this month, with a total of 190mm, that's nearly 8 inches in the old school. Some of it has been from electrical storms, some just rain. I don't really care how it comes just as long as it fills the dams & gives everything a drink, including my garden which is currently singing, as you can see by the sea of pink below.

Then there is the frangipanni, the pink one that was given to me a few years back. It's been in a pot for a few years, and only flowered once in all that time. Then last year we planted it out into the garden and look what it is doing now. I just love the colour.
Then on the weekend I noticed a few of these fungi comming up in amongst my Rock Orchid. Not sure where they have emerged from, all I can think is the new orchid mix that I used for re-potting this orchid last year.
Rain, the giver of life. I will take it any way it comes, as long as there is some sunny days as well.


Dirty Girl Gardening said...

I love the background of your blog... van gogh's almond painting, right?

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

Beautiful blooms, Jenny;-) Interesting fungi, too. 8" of rain is quite a lot but you needed it and your garden has been drinking it up, it appears. I hope you will get more sun than rain, though. Here, I am currently living with over 2 feet of snow covering my garden. I cannot wait until spring!!

Kinetic Fountains said...

I have to agree, the background of your site is beautiful. not to mention your rainbow lorikeets post is quite stunning!