Jun 15, 2011

Rainy June Morn...

I may still be complaining about the rain,
it is June!

But,  
I think it is one of the prettiest times in the garden,
 everything so lush and dripping wet from the morning rain...

grab your Wellies and we will go look around...

(click photos to enlarge)

the Eden roses are almost ready...


their heads drooping after the heavy rain....


I have thornless Zephirine Drouhin
planted on a sitting arbor...

she has been slow growing,
but is starting to take off this year...


the Queen Elizabeth... regal....

(Gertrude Jekyll)

as always in the spring,
my heart belongs to Gertrude!!

she is always first to show and always a pleasure!!


this cold wet spring has thrilled the
Casque Rouge Locust tree,
she has never bloomed so heavily....


she reminds me
of Chains of Sweet peas...




Valerian in the front,
Gertrude in the rear...


lush tangles of Columbine...




the first Peonies....


I once saw a group of photos
where you could see the reflection of a garden
in the drops hanging from the petals..

I want to do that some day!
I think about those photos every time I see the drops...


Ladies Mantle,
a favorite filler for rose bouquets...


a forest of Foxglove....


you knew I would have puppy pics :-)

yesterday we tried to take photos...
both girls tumbled into the little tadpole pond...

today I was lucky to have the extras hands and eyes
of my sweet patient husband...


Iris by her namesake....


and Daisy by her namesake...
dirt on her chin from exploration...


a busy morning!!


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41 comments:

stefanie said...

oh, your garden is gorgeous...I had a tree like that! loved it, but we had suckers with huge thorns growing everywhere, we cut it down because of that, I was so sad, do you have that problem?

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Gorgeous garden!!!And those pups, how cute!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Loui♥ said...

Wonderful!!
how I love strolling the still damp gardens early in the morning..
capturing the droplats on the roses.
breathing deeply the heavenly dewy rose-laden morning air..
awesome!!!
warmest hugs..
Loui♥

Loui♥ said...

PS..your pups are adorable..
at first I thought Iris was a statue!!!
hugs and smiles!!
Loui♥

flowersandhome said...

The rain has turned our garden into a little paradise.
Bye,
Marian

Madelief said...

Wow Bella,

Your garden looks like stunning! I see we share the same love for roses. Gertrude Jekyll is a very pretty rose indeed. I took her with me from England lately.

How the raindrops make everything look extra beautiful!

Happy evening!

Madelief x

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oooh Bella, your garden is so beautiful... I love your Eden rose, and the puppies are just too darn cute, especially sitting next to their namesakes... Foxgloves are my favorites as well, and your forest of them is so pretty... I also love the garden after a rain, which we seem to have had alot of here lately!... xoxo Julie Marie

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Bella, you take the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen.... I had to go back several time to look at them over and over. All of your flowers are so beautiful, but my favorite was the Eden roses, the colors are stunning... and the pictures with the pups in them are out of this world beautiful. Girl you could be shooting pictures for magazines!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

saltbox treasures said...

Just beautiful, Bella! I can see part of your garden reflection in your drop pic. These cool June days have been perfect for transplanting. I have been busy in the garden everyday. Do you have as many weeds as I do??? We have 2-1/2 acres so there is much to do.
I just love your gardens and pics!
~ Julie

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
Don't you find after a rain before the sun comes out, the garden takes on a special glow? All your flowers have me anxious for mine to start blooming; actually some peonies out the front have opened.
Give the girls a kiss for me.
Judith

NanaDiana said...

Bella, Your talent for photographing your garden is absolutely phenomenal. Quite remarkable, really! The rain on those roses..and the drops coming off ...well, I felt like I could reach out and wipe the water off. Perfectly beautiful! Love the girls by their namesakes. Glad you didn't have a boy and name it Skunkplant! xo Diana

Suzann said...

Bella,
Your pictures are beautiful!!! And the puppies are adorable!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Heaven's Walk said...

You're a gardener after my own heart, Bella! I have a Zeph on my arbor and she is just beautiful right now! It took her a couple years to really take off, but she is gloriously climbing up and over the top now. :) Gertrude is so wonderfully fragrant, isn't she? ♥ And I adore your pups! What breed are they? They almost look like Greyhounds. :) Thanks for the peaceful tour of your beautiful garden.

xoxo laurie

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
Your garden is so beautiful-I always love a tour around.I so love the Eden rose- I have two but nary a bloom last year!

I love Gertrude also and your locust tree is beautiful. The rain does keep everything lush and green for sure.
Take care,
Carolyn

Charlene said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!! Enjoy both the rain & the flowers! It is 101 here today & everything is burning up. We haven't had rain in WEEKS! And the heat/wind is turning everything BROWN already! I HATE THIS!!!!!!!! Keep sending the photos so I can live through you! Are your sweet puppies Whippets? Have a great weekend
Charlene

pilgrimscottage said...

Utterly lovely. The gardens, flowers, trees, roses, dogs...all so very lovely. You have a beautiful blog.

Sarah said...

Bella, be thankful for those rainy days. The alternative is not pretty. It's already 103 here today with no rain in sight.
Thank you for taking us along in your garden. Amazing photos. The rain drop is awesome. ~ Sarah

laurie said...

lovely beautiful gardens,,such a wonderful place to live,,

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

A rainy morning...SO exotic! Your photos are exquisite. I love all your blooms, but peonies give me a thrill. The stems from the florist here are pretty sad looking for the price, so I will probably pass. It's a joy to see ALL your irises and daisies!

About Vintage French Hen said...

Hi Bella, your blooms are stunning! My peonies are done blooming, they came and left:(
Living in Wa. definitely has its advantages. Beautiful blooms throughout the year. I have the California heat! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pics, Marcia

Zoey said...

I saw that same article on flowers in the raindrops. I was never able to reproduce it and I tried every time it rained!

You have beautiful pastel blooming flowers today. That peony is such a delicate sweet pink color.

Darla said...

Your gardens look great. I am falling madly for peonies! Will be trying them here...cute pups.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Bella, back for a second look from Tracie's party... I simply must get me an Eden rose... sooo beautiful!... Puppy kisses Iris and Daisy!... xoxo Julie Marie

Sherri said...

Bella, thank you for sharing your gardens with us they are just fabulous!! I especially love Eden Roses so your 2 pictures of them were awesome! Keep the pictures coming-I could look at flowers all day!

Pam said...

I love this post! Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous.

I'm visiting from Fishtail Cottage's party. Thanks for sharing.

Pam

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful flowers and gardens, adorable puppies!~Hugs, Patti

KAT said...

love your colors so pretty and your pups are gorgeous!
KAT

Sharon Wengel said...

Beautiful, beautiful garden !

TheGardeningBlog said...

What a beautiful garden! Absolutely lovely.
Happy GBBD!

Linda said...

Your garden is always so beautiful and soothing...I love your tours...it feels peaceful. Your pups are so adorable!

scottweberpdx said...

Beautiful post...that forest of foxgloves is so dreamy!

Monica said...

Found you through the link at Fishtale Cottage. Your blooms and garden are lovely and include some of my favorites. The rain drops on the Ladies Mantle are like jewels and I have it all over my garden.

Jess said...

I too would love to know what breed your dogs are, whippets?

sweetbay said...

Beautiful garden ~ so romantic-looking ~ and those pups are adorable!

Mrs.Rabe said...

I just found your blog! The garden is stunning!

I have Zephrine Drouhin too and I adore it!

Deanna

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

OH I don't know which is more beautiful -- your garden or those ADORABLE puppies!!!!!! I love the pic with the big drop of water! It has done nothing but rain, rain here -- the mosquitoes are so bad that even when it dries up a bit, you have to cover every inch of your body to work out in the garden! Ug! Thanks for sharing your lovely pics!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Bella
I love your garden and your posts about roses
A rainy day in the garden is a magic experience for the senses!
Kisses for you

Gale said...

Gotta love foxglove! Beautiful soft colors!

Larry said...

Another fantastic and classy post Bella! There is an ambience that accompanies your blog... beautiful! Larry

Lori said...

Loved the tour, have many the same. i was wondering about your foxglove, any secrets to your success? years ago had many and they did well, it has been several years since, nothing. I have replanted, transplanted and you name it, no luck! Any suggestions welcome, pinkfadedroses@sbcglobal.net
Lori

Fishtail Cottage said...

Bella - its so funny we have such the same interest in gardening plants. Although yours always look so much more beautiful! This rain really needs to stop & let the sunshine through! Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's! oxxo, tracie