Thursday, October 17, 2013

Raindrops on Roses

Autumn's here!  How do I know?  The days are shorter, the temperatures are cooler, and it's been raining!  Here's a glimpse of my garden after the rain...

Heritage

Home Run

Pink muhly grass decided to lay down, but it still sparkles in the sunlight

Heritage

Lichfield Angel is still blooming beautifully - on the ground

Mutabilis' blooms are probably all ruined

Antoine Rivoire didn't like the rain, either

Heritage

Canna

Blackfoot daisy is always happy

Abelia

James Galway

Heritage - again.

And although I've been stuck inside for three days, and it's too wet to do much in the garden today, I never, ever complain about the rain!  To me, it's a beautiful thing.

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  1. Holley what a lovely photo's of your roses. It's hard to believe that in a short period of the the color of the garden will be gone and have to wait so lang before they appear again.
    Have a wonderful day.

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    1. It is a bit sad that they will soon be gone. Then we will have to wait for spring. I guess that's why the gardener is always optimistic - they are always waiting for blooms!

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  2. Sure wish it would rain here. I'm out there with several sprinklers going today. Your Heritage and Lichfield Angel roses are gorgeous. Never heard of Blackfoot Daisy.

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    1. Sorry you're not getting any rain. Look for Blackfoot daisy - it has bloomed non-stop from spring through autumn here. I have been so impressed with it!

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  3. I know your plants must be enjoying the rain, too! We are still waiting for rain here. Heritage rose is one of my favorites and your's is beautiful. (All of your flowers are looking beautiful!) I think Heritage is the perfect cottage garden rose!

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    1. Heritage is just beautiful when she blooms. Mine has gotten way too large, and I'm going to have to cut her down severely this next spring. I hope she appreciates it!

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  4. Rose, I think the Heritage roses are hardy to rain. The another roses have different tolerance to rain, it's pity. I love your Blackfoot daisy, I have them too and they grow and blooming till now. Have a nice day!

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    1. I was especially sad to see Mutabilis' blooms looking so droopy. It was just now coming into its flush. Still, it blooms well, so I'm sure I'll see many more blooms from it this autumn!

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  5. Your garden looks beautiful, even in the rain!

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    1. Thanks. I was so tired of staying inside, I decided to venture out and see what I could find. I'm glad I did!

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  6. I love the rain too, because we had a rather dry summer, but last weekend we had 100 mm rain in one day. The garden is soaked, plants and grasses laying down and a lot of flowers of the roses did not like it either. Your roses look still beautiful with the raindrops. Heritage also is one of my favourites but the Lichfield Angel is a beauty too.

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    1. It seems that's the way it always it - the dry weather lasts too long, and when it rains, it rains just a little too much!

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  7. Wow you have some amazing shots there! The rain drops give a very lovely fresh glow to the flowers. I'm sure they enjoyed the drink - that's what I tell myself when it rains to ease the blow! We get far too much in the UK so I have to find a positive to it all :)

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    1. Oh, yes, my garden really did appreciate the rain. Although, unlike you, we don't get so much here, so every drop is appreciated!

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  8. Wonderful collection of rained on garden pics Holley! Nothing like rain to give the garden some natural sparkle :)

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    1. Natural sparkle - yes, you're right! It makes everything clean and fresh again!

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  9. Just beautiful, loved the ‘Lichfield Angel’ …well, loved them all really!

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    1. Lichfield Angel is such a pretty bloom. All those petals - and it's such a pure white. I've been very happy with it so far.

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  10. I love your roses. Peach color is my favorite. Beautiful color and shape. Thank you for sharing

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  11. You obviously needed the rain - here we've had so much that my poor roses have all got black spot. But the rainy photos are gorgeous - I'm definitely going to try your banner rose, Abraham Derby, myself next year. Thanks!

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    1. Oh, I remember one year that the blackspot was terrible, terrible here. Lately, though, we haven't had that much rain to ruin the garden - even in autumn when we usually get perfect conditions for it. And the header rose is Charles Darwin, I just love its blooms!

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  12. The rain made for some lovely photos for you. I can never get such great shots. We've been getting plenty of rain also but it's a good thing as it doesn't look like I will have to water things in well before Winter.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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    1. I love when the rains come. There's just nothing so good for the garden as a good rain!

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  13. All your flowers are gorgeous, but I really love the Heritage rose. And so glad you are getting rain!
    (and now I've got that song in my head) :)

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    1. Although I hate having to be inside - I find myself pacing, looking out all the windows - I am happy to have the rain coming down!

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  14. Refreshing! I can feel the wet and sense the coolness and it all looks restored.

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    1. Restored - yes, that's what the rain does!

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  15. Fantastic photos! Love those shots of your sparkling 'Heritage' rose, in particular.

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    1. I just couldn't stop taking photos of her! The light must have been just right - every raindrop seemed to sparkle on her!

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  16. Flowers always seem to sparkle after a rainfall. Your roses are beautiful as always Holley!

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    1. I am so glad I put my mud boots on and went out to take photos. It was still drizzling, but was so delightful to see the blooms that kept on blooming anyway!

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  17. I like the little daisies. Your roses held up quite well after the rainfall. Heritage is such a pretty rose! Is it very fragrant?

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    1. You'll be glad to know that yes, it's is! She doesn't bloom continually for me, but when she does bloom, she does it with abundance. :)

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  18. I agree, Holley. The rain is welcome! And it looks so beautiful on your plants--especially the Roses. I really like James Gallway!

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    1. James and I go way back! ;) I do love that rose, even though it's planted in the wrong spot!

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  19. You've got some lovely shots there! I love raindrops on the plants when the sun comes out after a shower.

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    1. I don't get to see it as often as I like, so it's a very exciting thing to see around here!

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  20. Rain, especially followed by a little sunshine, makes the garden sparkle. So pretty!

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    1. I think there are little rainbows in every drop! :)

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  21. Your roses look so beautiful covered in raindrops. And where would we be without the rain, as gardeners? Though I am a little sad that the fine weather didn't last for our weekend visitors.

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    1. Yes, that can be frustrating when you want good weather and it rains instead. But I always remind myself not to complain about the rain - it is very precious around here!

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  22. Holley these rain soaked roses are so beautiful...I can smell their perfume and love the shiny sparkly look.

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    1. It was so wonderful to see raindrops on the roses instead of sprinkler water!

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