The pond and it's surrounding plants are just loving the rain and seem to be growing daily. Geranium 'Wargrave Pink' is the pink flowered plant. Kathleen can you see part of the container plant I put together inspired by yours?
We can't even walk around the back side of the pond right now unless you squeeze along the fence behind the apple tree. The Hostas, ferns, Ligularia 'Othello' and Astillbes are at their best. Surprisingly the slugs have left these Hostas alone. Probably because they are busy eating the lettuce, carrots and broccoli that can't seem to grow faster than the slugs can eat them.
On the far side of the pond Poppies, Larkspur and Bachelor Buttons have all self sown from last year and are growing like weeds. I have a couple of huge clumps of Canterbury Bells (to the left of the pond) that I planted last year, they are very close to blooming. The Fuchsia magellanica next to the pond is sending up at least two more plants from it's roots. I had no idea that would happen, but the more the merrier!
I found this on the clearance rack at the local home improvement store. I was actually surprised at all of the plants marked down so low already. This is Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata) 'Chattahoochee'. I plan to plant it in my woodland path area.They are calling for more heavy rain today and again on Friday. I've been out staking up lots of plants since the rain we've had has really knocked down and broken quite a few plants. The Littlest Gardener and I are heading to a craft store today looking for something to do while we're inside for another day.