17 May 2011

If It Rains One More Day……


… the gills that have appeared on the side of my neck will come in handy! I remember reading somewhere last Fall that Spring 2011 was going to be unseasonably wet and cool. Yup! The ‘Heathcliff’ part of my personality says that the kids [my shady characters] absolutely LOVE the cool, damper weather, with my newly acquired Cory ‘Blue Heron’ putting on an electric blue display that leaves me speechless every time I pass it on the way into the house!

DSC_0587And then there is the stunning Glaucidium palmatum, that even now, a week after her flower first opened, continues to dazzle me with her unquestionable beauty. She’s another one that doesn’t like the heat and humidity!

DSC_0582  Of course, the downside to all of this beauty is that everything seems to be close to a month behind where it normally is. I went poking to see if I could feel the nubs of Cupripedium reginae, and still nothing! Last year she was starting to unfurl her fabulous pleated foliage. I hope that she’s just languishing, trying to keep warm beneath the soil’s surface. I do worry about my children so! In the meantime there is nothing to do but sit tight and wait….. I’m not ready to start building the Ark just yet!


danger garden said...

Good god could it stop already!? Of course we picked this Spring to paint our house. Great timing.

Grace said...

Ditto for this side of the continent. If it's not raining, it's cool and cloudy with an occasional warm day mixed in just to remind us that it is indeed spring. Everything is behind schedule. Oh well, what can you do?

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Pats .. I can swing by and pick you up on my raft .. soon .. because I am so blanking fed up on this weather !
I have the Canning mail order sitting here in its box and hoping to hell it will stop raining long enough for me to open the box and get some of the plants in the ground .. before I float away ? If I smoked .. I damn well would !!!! jeez !!