We have been having days of rain again and I can see some of the flowers are getting distressed by all of the water around their roots.
You know it is a wet season when toadstools are growing in the grass. With the rain and humidity the siding on the house is greening with algae which I have to scrub and hose off and the outdoor furniture cushions are turning black from the mildew. I had to spray the cushions this morning with a bleach water solution to get rid of it. This is the first year my outdoor cushions have mildewed.
But on the brighter side….
the lily bed along the Woodland garden are starting to bloom and there are many buds.
By the way the string in the picture runs all around the circumfuse of the Woodland bed to deter the deer who love to munch on them. The string breaks up the deer’s paths that use to run through this section. It is suppose to be built of an invisible twine to spook them when they run into it but here in our small community I could not find any and used a nylon crochet thread but it has helped. I also use a deer repellant and garlic clips which I hang onto the string.
Other lilies now blooming in the garden beds are…
“Elodie” pink which the little Earwig seems to fancy.
“Prairie Blue Eyes” daylily
“ Garden Pleasures” orienpet
The “Lolipop” lilies are finishing their blooms now.
“Stella de Oro” daylily is blooming in several locations about the garden. This one has been divided several times over the years.
I had to throw in one rose to this posting..
I hate to complain about the wet weather we are continuing to have because it could turn into a dry spell and any moment here in Ohio.
But tropical plants would do well here this year in the garden if I had any and of course the weeds just love the wet weather. On the bright side the weeds are easier to pull when it is so wet. LOL!