Thursday, June 3, 2010

Putzing Around in the Rain

I got out to see what wonders the rain brought this morning and discovered about an inch and a half in the gauge.

The lichen on the old umbrella is gorgeous with the saturated light...unfortunately the photo doesn't do it justice.
Yes!

Full to the top! It's been empty for a few weeks now. The weekend forecast is calling for 102-104 degrees so who knows how long this will last, thank goodness I have 5 others.


Lonesome Dove out on the arm of the Sycamore.

Bird baths magically full...


And blooming fungi overnight!


Note to self...find out the name of this stuff that comes yearly...


The girls are going to Vienna and Cannes this summer for a month to see family, and I've spent the past week making my summer project list...this fence is getting more flowers and cacti. They represent the children on our block.


Friggin' squash vine borer! Fun-spoiler...dag-gum pain in the arse! Okay, I'm fine now.

I had to bolster up the tomatoes that have outgrown their cages with bamboo.

The peppers look lovely in the rain!

The 'pillars are out on the parsley, fennel and passion vine in hoards!

I love the delicate flowers of bronze fennel.


I quick transplanted a few things to the mound. Lambs ear had come up in the path out front along with some prairie verbena...I hope they like their new home.

The bean clinging to the corn stalk.


This is a measurement of two things...The size of the baby Redbud and also the height of the Mexican Petunia. It was nearly 3ft in the fall and it froze to the ground...first time in 3 years.


I had to rush in because it started raining again and I found BobCat and Persephone crashed out on the fainting couch enjoying a rainy day as I plan to!
Happy Gardening!

13 comments:

Greg said...

Great photos! Love the bamboo around the tomatoes. Hope you're day stays rainy and you get a nap in like the cats. Love you with all my heart!

Dana said...

Awesome! We just got more rain last night. The wild blackberries are starting to ripen.

Dana said...

And the mushroom might be Ear. Google it. Here's one site: http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/DisplayBlock~bid~5580~source~gallerychooserresult.asp

Here's my friend Jackie's old site for it: http://okwildcrafting.com/ear.html

Be careful :)

ConsciousGardener said...

Ear, yes...that's it!

Birdwoman said...

What a lovely, rainy day you had. We had a bit of rain today, but not enough. I'll take it anyway. Looks like we might get a bit more which would be nice.

The Violet Fern said...

I love the garden just after it rains. Everything looks so green and fresh. Nice rain gauge. Beautiful gardens. (Oh, love those toad stools, too, from your previous post! Very cool.)

Diana said...

Love all your new growth brought on by the recent rains. But I'm sorry about your squash vine borer. Hope you can dig them out and keep growing. They are such a nuisance. The caterpillars have eaten so much of my parsley that it's now unrecognizable. Love having new butterflies all around though.

Michelle said...

Those stinkin' squash borers! I've never had any luck here in Houston with Bt or cutting them out. This year, I'm trying successive plantings (every week or so ... when I remember). I read somewhere that you can slide a crop in between the "killing" stages of the bug's life cycle. We'll see ...

ConsciousGardener said...

I've heard the same thing Michelle, when is it too late though?

Bob said...

I just got back from a couple weeks in Alaska and I've got, like a zillion questions to ask you about what I saw and don't know about. Now I know why you are like you are. Alaska people are soooo nice. It's just like Texas was before the invasion.

I will be in Austin next week some time and will call you to check on your where abouts before I come. See you soon.

ConsciousGardener said...

Oh, I can't wait! Bring your pictures...if you're available tonight, you and Lyn should come by for Margs!

Juliet said...

Hey there, so I think I've found a spot for a passionflower vine if your offer still stands? If so will you be available any time Sunday? I can make it quick if you're busy...

ConsciousGardener said...

Yes, I'll be around! I'll send you my cell number so you can give me a buzz when you're on your way...just to be sure.

govumpella@yahoo.com