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Brightness after Rain

Postby Sharon Bryson » May 21, 2009 7:20 am

We had a couple of cool, wet days at the beginning of this week, but by Tuesday evening, things were bright again.
My favourite time to look at Lady's Mantle.
The Crown Imperial Fritillaria are in full bloom.
Everything seems to be at least a week earlier than last year.
The hint of green on the trees in the background shows that. Rhododendron PJM seems just about as "bloomful" as is possible.
These rhodies certainly give a color boost this time of year.

There is new growth on some euonymus, and the Japanese Quince are just starting.

The Butterflies Magnolia is just about in bloom, but I fear some buds were a bit frosted last week.

A good number of rhododendrons are showing color, and some of the early ones are in full bloom. This is a seed grown plant..... 'Calsap' x pachysanthum...these are quite variable from year to year.
Antigonish, NS Zone 5b

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Re: Brightness after Rain

Postby Sheikea » May 21, 2009 9:23 am

Omg I love the fritillia nad the rhodo are fabuloso,I just got me one of those and its not on bloom at all perhaps next year.. :D
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Re: Brightness after Rain

Postby earwig » May 21, 2009 4:31 pm

The photo of the birch and PJM is just gorgeous, so gorgeous it is now my desktop background. I knew you wouldn't mind.

I was drooling over the Crown Imperial Fritillaria at NSAC on Wednesday. Speaking of NSAC, I heard the Rhodie Society was expected there on Saturday. The rock garden is very pretty right now. Especially the lower enterance and the right side path going up from there.

I hear tomorrow is another day like today, hot and sunny. I think the plants adjust faster than I do with the sudden changes.
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Re: Brightness after Rain

Postby B_BQ » May 21, 2009 4:59 pm

Lovely pictures Sharon. I too love the birch and rhodo, with the trees in the background just starting to grow their leaves. Don't you just love the colour of the first flush of leaves, so soft and pure!

Raindrops on Lady's Mantle has to be one of the prettiest sights. I don't have them any more as I found in my last house that they tended to wander - a lot! There was plenty of room there, but not here!

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Re: Brightness after Rain

Postby joan w » May 22, 2009 3:30 pm

Love that Rhodo. Lovely pictures, all.
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