Our weather has been mostly wet and cool. We have had the odd sunny day here and there, but they seem to be spread pretty far apart. Over the weekend we had what the weather people are calling a "squall, much like you would see on the east coast". It poured and poured and the wind blew and the power went out. Then after a few hours the sun was trying to break through. The day after that big rain storm the sun came out and I thought I would take some pictures. Luckily just a couple of days earlier I had been out staking up many plants. They are so top heavy and the rain keeps flattening them down.
These are just some of the "highlights". Right now roses and Clematises are two of the types of flowers at their peak.
This Lavatera was just planted last summer. This was the only plant request my husband had for the front yard. I think he made a great choice!
The unknown pink rose which I'm pretty sure is 'Heritage'.
'Lady Emma Hamilton'
'Julia Child' (with all the rain blackspot has been a problem on some of the roses)
'Benjamin Britten' (yes the color is that coral, and it smells so good, a new one this year)
Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'
Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'. I planted these last year and am amazed how huge they got their first year, I can see why everyone raves about this grass.
Today we had some sun and thought it would be a perfect day for the chickens to have some time out of their coop.
Tina Fey and Chirpy enjoying some wheatgrass.
Is it just me, or are chicken butts really cute?
The two younger chickens would not come out of the coop so the rest ventured around without them.
Sweet Pea decided that her rabbit Blackthorn needed a bigger hutch. We put it together and then dug down about 4 or 5 inches and lined it with hardware cloth so he can't dig out. He's been enjoying digging around and having more space. It was so much fun spending time doing this project with her. It was all her idea, including making the little walkway to his hutch.
We are looking forward to spending time outside as much as possible this summer. The girls have many plans for what we should do, so I will try my best to post and to get around and visit your blogs. Hope your summer is going great so far!!All words and photos in this post are property of A Gardener in Progress.