Friday, June 11, 2010

Deep green

With 7" of rain in the past 10 days, the back gardens and lawns are squishy, to say the least.

For the past year I've concentrated on those back/bee beds and have given the front of the house very short shrift. So it was a little surprising when I actually looked out the front door of the breezeway this morning and saw what effect all this warm wet weather has had on my hostas, astilbes, hydrangeas, sedums, ferns and heucheras. Goodness!

It's a shame that this entrance is never really used as everyone comes to the back and in through the deck.

The walkway to the front door doesn't see any traffic either.

But the little sitting area I carved out behind the rhodys does get used on those hot summer mornings when the sun is baking the back deck. Here I can enjoy the cool lush greens, listen to the fountain trickle and sip my morning coffee. Doesn't get much better than that. :-D


  1. Kris I would enjoy coffee with you in the lovely , cool spot.

    I discovered how much plants love lots of water last year when we had a very wet spring. The hostas really outdid themselves.

    Wish you could share some rain with me. We got another skimpy 1/4 inch.

  2. Glenda - come for coffee any time (and bring some of that cherry pie! LOL).

    Even as I type, radar shows another line of storms heading right for us. Wish I could send them your way instead. I'm tired of everything always being wet! *grumble*

  3. Kris what a lovely entry way you have. You have really made us of the shade with your beautiful Hostas and Astilbes. What a lovely little sitting area also. It has been super wet here but not as much as you have gotten maybe. Most of my flowers are laying flat because of recent storms.Have a nice weekend.

  4. Love your coffee spot, Kris. Very serene.


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