Wednesday, May 8, 2019


It rained all night and now it is
pouring and one wonders where
this is all coming from.  The Missouri
and the Mississippi Rivers are so full.

They say a garden is never quite the same
from one year to another and that 
makes sense because of weather
conditions, etc.  

These yellow irises are from
some bulbs I brought here 
in 2016 from Colorado. 

 I have
really enjoyed my alliums:

I am wondering now if they come
in other colors too.

I hope your springtime
 is coming along too!  I was able
to take these photos on 
Monday in between raindrops. 


Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, Lots of water on both sides of our state as well. Your garden is ahead of mine; no irises in bloom here yet, nor are the clematis or allium. Daffodils are done and tulips are about done blooming. Lots of blooms to look forward to. Your garden looks great! Love the red birdhouse too. Is someone nesting there?

Vee said...

This has been an exceptionally unusual spring. Hope that the rain subsides because enough is enough. Your garden will love it, though.

Hill Top Post said...

Here in the ARkansas Ozarks, we are getting lots of rain too. I am so afraid when it stops, it will stop. Period. It seems Mother Nature has a way of doing that. I planted alliums and three other kinds of bulbs several weeks ago. The alliums are up and growing. I wonder if they will bloom this year. Your pictures make me anxious to see how they turn out. I do so love your garden. Your Beatrix Potter theme is oh-so-special.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

We’ve been cool and have had rain but not like last year! So much rain all year!

You’ve inspired me with your alliums! I may need to add some to my garden! I love the shape and texture!

Sandi Magle said...

Your photos and video were lovely Bernideen. I was actually thinking of your area when I worked on my own post today. They have asked us here to refrain from using our washing machines and unnecessary showers---because the drainage/sewer systems are so taxed. Just a bit west of me, a few miles is the line for draining into the Fox River which then drains into the Illinois and to the Mississippi. The Mississippi watershed is so huge as is the Missouri.

We had a couple of inches last night---and well, it just has no where to go as the ground is saturated. Let's hope we get a few days of sun or at least not deluges, Sandi.

Linda Jennings said...

Your garden is beautiful in the rain or sunshine!

Louca por porcelana said...

Stunning pictures!!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

We've had a lot of rain, too, Bernideen, but it has saved me from watering my newly laid sod.
I so enjoyed your video of your inspirational garden.
Happy Mother's Day!

Marilyn Miller said...

Wow! You are getting rain and we are getting hot August weather. Oh my! As usual your garden is beautiful. Yes, every year the garden is different for sure.

Linda Baker said...

Your irises are gorgeous! The yellow ones look especially delicate and remind me of little girls playing. And the birdbath with the mice and dozing cat is adorable. Have a lovely Mother's Day!
Blessings, Linda

Maria Rodrigues said...

When spring comes, everything is color and beauty.
Beautiful flowers and great photos.
Have a nice weekend
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Sonia said...

We have gotten so much rain here. My yard is growing mushrooms! Your alliums are so pretty. I love purple and white flowers. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!