Thursday, September 10, 2009

SPRING ALL OVER AGAIN

It is amazing what a little rain and sub 100 degree temperatures will do for the garden. With blanket flowers in bloom again it almost looks like spring. 
 
Alyssum, Lobularia maritima, narrow leaf zinnias, Zinnia augustifolia and mealy blue sage, Salvia farinacea make a ground cover in the sunken garden.

Behind, the tall spikes of Amaranth are starting to bloom. 

The hybrid musk rose Felicia, is blooming again with clusters of small pink and incredibly fragrant flowers. I took these photographs yesterday in the evening light.

This morning as the sun rose the sky it was a harbinger of  the day to come. "Red sky in the morning shepherds warning" and for once it really was. A steady rain brought us another 4/10" rain. I wonder if I have a crack in the rain gauge at the 4/10 mark!

8 comments:

  1. I'v always thought the line was red sky at night, sailors delight, red sky in morning, sailors be warning. Maybe this is because I am married to a sailor!
    Your garden looks like the summer is just starting, instead of like mine, just winding down.

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  2. Deborah-They are interchangeable. This is a big time of the year for Texas gardens. When temperatures cool everything starts to bloom again and the cool evenings bring out the colors. However, we are not over yet- 90s again this week. We did get rain though.

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  3. 4/10ths is more than I got. But I am loving the change in the weather. Your photos are beautiful, and I'm amazed by how much is in bloom already in your garden, responding to the rain and cooler temps.

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  4. That blanket flower is stunning. That is one seed I will do more of for next year. Beautiful gardens and skies.

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  5. Wow, a little rain and some "decent" temperatures does seem to work wonders in a garden. Beautiful!

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  6. Such a profusion of bloom! And what a glorious sunrise.

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  7. That sunrise is beautiful. Maybe for us, it's more 'promise' than 'warning'...for more of that wonderful water from the sky.

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  8. The sunrise is beautiful--different than ours in a way, but just as wonderful. I sent you a separate email in answer to your question on the publication.
    Aiyana

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