Dancing In (Spite Of) The Rain

Verbena - Hot Pink

“The good rain, like the bad preacher, does not know when to leave off.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Given the amount of rain and wind we’ve received over the past week or more — and that which is in the forecast for the next few days — it’s a wonder that anything is growing at all.  However, most of what’s in containers is doing pretty well, especially since things were only planted two weeks ago.  This hot pink verbena is going to be a favourite, I think.

Stars of the show...

The Gerbera daisies are putting forth the best effort, but they were well established when I potted them.

I had never grown Gerberas or African Diaises before, but I'll be sure to use them again.

Everything is looking green and lush this June — just look at the new growth on poor little Rhodie.  Though her blooms are almost spent, it looks like she’s enjoying the TLC.

New growth fans out from red Rhododendron

Geraniums are in bud, lobelia is stretching long fingers over the sides of pots, and some wildflower seeds have started to sprout, but none are picture-worthy quite yet.


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

2 thoughts on “Dancing In (Spite Of) The Rain”

  1. Rain? Out your way? I thought that everyone back there was experiencing tons of humidity, and
    ever increasing temperatures. Guess I have to start listening to the weather forecast for longer then it takes to run through Alberta.

    Wishing for you, a respite from the rain.


    Hi Jen — no, we haven’t had a really *nice* warm day for a couple of weeks…and then, it was only one Saturday. What humidity we’ve had has been from the steady downpours of rain. :-) Thundershowers forecast for tonight, but sun — They say — by Tuesday. Here’s hoping.

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