Before I show you just how dry things are here - thought I'd start the day with a few beauty shots. You know we could all start a category of photos called - plants that photograph blue, but aren't. Here's a Polemonium I grew from seed from Stokes a few years ago. I think it fits perfectly into the I'm blue, but not really category. In person, my eyes see it as a soft blue-purple. And some of the pretty tulips that were sent by Dugald at Garden Import to try - quite lovely.....now if those squirrels would just return the tags.
I am so curious to see what this one is going to look like.
Carex 'Bowles Golden' (typed and almost didn't spot an unfortunate typing goof of 'Bowels Golden') - not very nice, for a most worthwhile smallish grass.
My blossoms on black velvet photo for the day - the first Trollius in bloom. Kevin's favourite flower.
Mr. Fly taking a bit of a rest - waiting for his close-up.
Every now and then I forget to give you an establishing shot so you can see how the garden is coming along. Here's what it looks like now. Not sure if you can see or not - but the soil is just parched.
This was taken on my walk - looks very pretty - but that wee creek should be full of water, not a dribble that is choked with algae....maybe some of us didn't get the hold back on the chemical fertilizer message? I only water when I really have to - and this poor 'Blue Ensign' is showing me that I really have to.
Even in my office I can hear this poor Hosta scream for water.
Interesting to see what doesn't seem to care about the amount of water....this Japanese tree peony looks just fine.