Monday, May 16, 2011

Cold and Rainy


The lilies are already opening on the big pad colonies. Today I counted 8 on this one (only 6 at the time I shot the photo) and the pad behind it has four pink/white ones.  It's just the beginning of the season, so I expect we will have very little visible water by summer's end. O well. The fish need the shade.
It's really not nice outside today and the Dawg beat me inside after dawn walkies. The rain is great, and I am not complaining, but there is a bittersweet feeling as the planting is finished (too soon) and I have to find something else to do, inside.
Meaning: clean up my messy studio and bring out the fabric again. Once I start that I will 'get over it' I am sure. I have ideas.

But I will miss digging into that lovely soil and planting something tiny and full of hope. Yesterday after Dave's baseball game we stopped at a big fancy nursery and saw some cantaloupe colored ceramic flower pots. We almost made a purchase except the place was so overpriced on everything that one felt cheated instantly. Funny thing Dave said about the pot, "What would we plant in it?" Like that was a huge dilemma. In two seconds we found Gazanias that were the exact same color and some New Guinea Impatiens that matched too. Hmm. I may succumb when I am back in town.

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8 comments:

  1. I am on the edge of envious about your garden/outdoor space, especially now that I know you have pond lillies; and envy is not good for my spirit. So though I'm sorry you're reluctant to go back in, I'm glad for myself.

    I'm sure you can find a seed to sprout in hope inside, as well. :)

    Kit

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  2. It is raining here also and its knocking all the blossoms off the apple trees oh well I figure to just stay inside and quilt, Love your pond lilies mine only lasted two years and were a wonderful shade off pink

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  3. I'm loving that 2nd paragraph! :)

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  4. Garden-wise, you know what comes next. Weeding! Even so, it's fun to see how everything is progressing. Your yard is amazing!

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  5. What a beautiful shot and sounds like you have already some ideas for fabric ;)

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  6. Love water lillies.

    Don't know if you have a Home Goods store that is close to you. I was at the one in Vero Beach over the weekend and they had some of the most beautiful glazed clay post I have ever seen. The prices were half the price of the best price nusery in the area.

    Your deck is beautiful and the tiers of planting look great.

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  7. No rain here yet but chilly.

    What type of camera do you use and is it "purse" sized?

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  8. I vote for succumbing to the lure of that pricey cantaloupe planter! Sometimes it's worth a splurge for a really special pot. Put some chartreuse coleus or sweet potato vine with those gazanias & impatiens, set it somewhere you'll see it often, and it'll make you smile from now till frost.

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