Wednesday, April 22, 2009

After some rain

Good afternoon blogging friends. We had some much needed rain Monday evening when a T-storm passed over, maybe about 3 - 4 inches. Then more yesterday morning, but not as much. It was just what the plant life needed down here after being in drought conditions for so long.

Here are some pictures after the rains.

Grand Duke jasmine

Red Castor Bean


Thunbergia Shrub



Old blush


Million bells

Mm. Laurette Messimy



How beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and the heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Rain in Summer


F Cameron said...

How do you have so many beautiful flowers so soon? It will turn to the mid-80s for the next few days, although today has been quite chilly and blustery.


Tootsie said...

I just cannot believe how great your photos are!!!! I am greeeeeen with envy! glad you got some is snowing here AGAIN today!

sweetbay said...

The flowers look so happy, with their raindrops. Great pictures! I must look into Mm. Laurette Messimy, she's so lovely.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Good morning everyone. It looks like it's going to be another beautiful day here. Hope you all have a beautiful day as well.

Cameron ~ Living down here in zone 10 tropical s.e. FL, there is always something in bloom. Orchids are about to bloom also so I'll be taking pictures of them when they do. Hope your weather warms up soon.

Tootsie ~ Thank you. I enjoy taking pictures, some come out and others don't. I'm sure I'll be green when I see more of your gardens. More snow! Goodness, I can imagine how you must be so ready for winter to be over.

Sweet bay ~ I thought they all looked happy also. You would love sweet Messimy. She has been easy to root from cuttings, so that I have 5 of her now.

Happy gardening and thank you all for visiting.


Dirt Princess said...

You have some GREAT flowers in bloom. I always like the way water drops look on the flowers after a rain.

Marissa's Blog said...

Gorgeous flowers! You must be so proud of them :) I am just learning so its great to see what you've done!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Hello Princess ~ Thanks. One of these days I want to get some great reflections in those water drops. I've seen some wonderful detailed shots that are awesome.

Marissa ~ Thank you. I do love my flowers. They make me feel happy and thankful. Enjoy your journey as a gardener. Gardening is great for body, soul and spirit.

Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

Jean Campbell said...

RE what you said about gardenias on GW: Gardenias want acid soil and they love Epsom Salts. If I hadn't promised the little rooted one I have to my neighbor, I'd have sent you it. I'll root more.

They also don't want to be loved to death. Yellow leaves mean they got a little dry, or it's time to shed, not to worry.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh my gosh Nell. If you could root one for me, I would be so grateful. Maybe I can root a rose for you. Do you see any that you would like?

Maybe that's what I did wrong with the gardenias, to much TLC. Do you know the variety of yours? How big does it get? I just love that scent!!!

Thank you for the offer, I really appreciate it. What kind of soil do you start them in?

Hugs ~ FlowerLady