Jun 12, 2012

Raindrops Keep Falling, part 2...

Last week I took so many garden photos,
that when I sat down and edited them
I thought
"no one is going to stay awake for all these"

so I shared half
 and today,
 I'll share part two....

here is the part one if you missed it


the Queen of Sweden Rose
still rules mightily...


tender Bonica is unfurling...


raindrops on roses
and whiskers on kittens...

these are a few of my favorite things...



a top view of an unusually
curly Toadflax...


Columbine,
yep, in the rain...
you do sense a theme here...


a bit of sun..


Lavender preparing for the show...

the best place in the garden to weed,
is always by the Lavender...

Mmmmm
 

Deutzia Magic Fountain...


Catmint...
Mmmm again...

we really need scented blogs....


Have you entered Olga's Giveaway?

She is giving away
a Flutterby
a fun fluttering solar powered butterfly
for the garden...

It would be so cute tucked into a pot on the patio!

If you haven't entered yet,
you have a few days left,
pop over to Olga's place...

Today I am joining...

and

 
Thanks for stopping by today
for a visit...

22 comments:

Gayle said...

Your garden is looking much better than mine Bella! It has just been so cold to go out and weed! We've had a lot going on as well the last 6 weeks. I'm hoping for sunny days when I can get out there.

denise said...

Hi Bella~I could never get tired of seeing pictures of your beautiful garden! Thank-you for sharing them! Denise englishpurpleribbon.blogspot.com/

GardenGirl said...

seriously...the rain? dreaming sun so at least our lavender will open?

deb<3

Sarah said...

Bella, it's always a joy to see your garden. Can't have too many images.

Pamela Gordon said...

I think by the looks of your garden, the rain is a good thing. It looks very pretty!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
I love the delicate pink colour of Queen of Sweden, hope she's fragrant too!
I went to enter Olga's giveaway after reading her post and it's only for US residents. :-( I think I've seen something similar here; they'd probably drive a cat crazy in the garden.
Judith

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I don't think anybody could get tired of your beautiful garden! Half the time I've never even seen or heard of a flower until I see it here. Glad you took lots of pictures! xx

Donna said...

Beautiful. I can almost smell the roses.

Lady Farmer said...

How anything can grow and bloom with all this rain, I'll never know! Your garden is beautiful, as always.
I don't think I have ever seen Toadflax ~ heard of it, but never seen it. I will have to keep my eyes open for a plant or two! And Deutzia! Carolyn at Aiken House and Gardens spoke of Deutzia recently and now seeing yours ~ I will be looking for one of those also! So pretty!
And your roses, of course! I would have so many of them. Ah, but the deer...

Mary Ellen said...

First time over and so glad I came- what lovely garden inspiration!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your gardens are beautiful. Last night at 4am the "raindrops" were coming down so hard my poor dogs went out and got soaked. Smelling like wet dogs it took me awhile to get them dry. I am so tired of the raindrops! We are saving a lot of money on the watering though. My roses are begging for some sun. Thanks for sharing more of your beautiful gardens.

Linda said...

So many beautiful flowers! I love watching things bloom - and am always sad when they wither and drop away. Love the columbine, but the are all lovely!

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Such gorgeous flowers...could never fall asleep. New follower.

Rowan said...

Lots more lovely photos - the columbine is beautiful, mine have almost finished now and the roses are just thinking about flowering - Reine des Violettes is the only one out so far.

Evi said...

flowers....I can never get enough...

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How beautiful and romantic...and your have photographed it so wonderfully, you can indeed almost smell the wafting fragrance.

How much I am going to enjoy following along.

marijke said...

Helas we can't control the weather Bella. But on your photo's nothing to see of the weather. breathtaking photo's and a lovely blog.
gr. Marijke

Larry said...

Absolutely beautiful as always Bella... I absolutely love 'your' colors... and the serenity you project through your photography... Larry

Cynthia said...

Your garden looks fantastic. The plants are so pretty and the pictures are beautiful. Great photography.

Saw you on Fishtail Garden

Cynthia

Sherry said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful garden. I too live in Washington, a little north of you. I enjoyed visiting your lovely blog today.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Hi--Oh, I do love your garden! All the photos are wonderful, but that deutzia--glorious--now I have deutzia lust! I am a little further south of you in Washington State, and the roses and clematis are blooming away right now in my garden. Have a great weekend!

Haworth said...

It is nice to wander past the lavender or mint and have the edge of your dress make the scent rise up. (Scratch and sniff blogs! If only that were possible!)