Thursday, March 19, 2009

Another drippy day

Here it is another wet, drippy day, but it looks like the sky is trying to clear up, and we are only having light drizzles. The rain that we've had the past couple of days has been great.

I got to do fun stuff like vacuuming, dusting, etc. indoors. I registered online to open an Etsy shop. This morning I've been downloading free vintage crochet patterns, as that is one type of needlework that I will be having in my shop.

This morning while it was lightly drizzling I went out with my camera and took a few pictures. They aren't the best as I was trying to keep the camera from getting wet, but here they are.

I love spiderwort. They are spreading everywhere and I don't care. I can dig them up and put them where I want them. I just love the shade of blue and that they are so easy to grow. Some think of it as a weed, I look at it as a blue jewel.

Here is spiderwort in the foreground, the big leaves right behind are chicory, grown from seed last year and I'm looking forward to those wonderful blue blooms too. Behind that is a bloom of Maggie. She's a wonderful old garden rose.

Below is the rose Vincent Godsiff. It is such a vibrant color that sometimes it is almost hard to look at. There are ferns in the background, and also you can see some peach salvia blooms.

Here is a close up of it.

Have a wonderful spring ~ FlowerLady


Becca's Dirt said...

Too bad you are still having rain. I hope it is going to end soon. I know you can't wait to get outside to get dirty in the garden.

FlowerLady said...

Becca ~ I really am not minding the rain as we have been in a terrible drought. I can usually get dirty in the gardens just about any day of the year. I do have some seeds to plant and other things to transplant, so I've plenty to do and look forward to it. Gardening is my favorite hobby.

Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love spiderwort too. Mine is not blooming but looks like it's beginning to spread. Your flowers all look pretty even wet!

Kudzu said...

I see those spider worts :D If you lived nearby, I'd let you take all you want!
They're one of the first signs of spring around here.

NellJean said...

I love spiderwort, too. I spread it all across the back of the long rock bed where it can grow into huge clumps, blooming ahead of everything else.

My only complaint: the blooms open while it is still in shade, closing as the orange California poppies are just opening to the approaching sun. For a brief interval, they're beautiful together.

Marla said...

I love all of your flowers. They make me feel happy. Sometimes I wish we lived where something was blooming year round. I like spider wort too. It does become invasive after awhile, especially were I had planted it.

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FlowerLady said...

Catherine ~ Enjoy your spiderwort and all else that is starting to come up and bloom in your gardens.

Kudzu ~ Are your spiderwort blooms blue also? I've seen some that are pink.

Nell ~ I saw your spiderwort in CG and you have a wonderful bunch of them.

Thanks Marla ~ they can become invasive, but I don't really care, yet. :-) I just dig them up and plant them elsewhere.

Enjoy your spring gardening projects ~ FlowerLady