Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pink Season Part 2

Clematis 'Nelly Moser'

The rain continues to pour down in NJ, mocking my attempts to do anything in the garden.  Was I really hand-watering things last week?  What's with all of our spring rain coming in the course of 5 days.

Things continue to bloom, even without me outside worshiping them daily.  Nelly Moser is singing like a soloist above a shady bed of tiarellas, epimediums and yellow hakonechloa grass.  The blue garage really flatters her.  She's got class.

Nelly again

Silene caroliniana

The silene above is one of my favorites.  It seems to love its high and dry position in the trough.  I look forward to it all year long.  Don't judge it in its rain-battered state.

The mountain laurel buds below are soooo gorgeous right now, maybe even better then the open flowers.  At least the cardinal flowers to the right of the kalmia love all of this rain.

Is it time to start building the ark?

Kalmia 'Tiddlywinks'

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