I awoke this morning to the sound of rain pounding down again. We’re getting some good rain showers in these parts. And I’m ever so thankful for it. As is my patio container garden.
Gazing Balls As Garden Art:
The gazing balls I’ve been collecting for years have been washed sparkling clean of dirt by the rain. They shine as though they’ve been polished.
Raindrops fall and the blooms bounce as though they’ve been unexpectedly kissed and they’re bashfully turning their heads.
Purslane is very drought-tolerant and a mainstay on the patio. Some consider it a weed, but at least it’s a week that blooms pretty flowers!
I call the area of the patio above the galvanized gardens. I’ve filled them with flowers and herbs that lend a nice scent to the air as it rains.
Rusty The Rooster:
Rusty the rooster has been designated the sentinel of the shade garden area. I keep thinking that the expression on his face looks baffled. As though he’s been told something that doesn’t quite make sense.
Ferns and other shade plants make up the backdrop behind him.
Patio Garden Vines:
The vines have sprung up from the earth and are not quickly climbing up the fence. Plants are becoming lusher every day.
I’m really enjoying the convenience and ease of container gardening. No weeds to pull. And I can move the containers if the sun or shade doesn’t agree with them.
Plus I can add the appropriate type of soil to each individual pot.
The Hyacinth Bean vine is climbing the sun trellis that I added to the privacy fence. Hostas and ivy fill up the corner.
I absolutely love to watch a daisy open up. Each petal individually opens and not always all at once.
It is a sight to behold and I never tire of watching the process. The white petals are open enough to glimpse the bright yellow center.
Daisies have been my favorite flowers since childhood. So I always plant lots and lots of various kinds of daisies in my garden space.
I’ve got to get back to my painting project now.