Monday, April 28, 2008

It is Raining

A gentle spring rain is falling.

You can almost hear the roots of the trees
and flowers sucking up the moisture. The
stretching of new growth can almost be seen with
the naked eye.

Every day as I step outside I am amazed at the
progress of the little plants all around me.

They are like little soldiers standing straighter
and taller every day. Preparing for the day
when they will produce their lovely flowers
then fade away to rest through another winter.

I have discovered the joy of perrenials.

Until last year, I was an "annual girl",
always preferring the instant color over the
renewed plant growth. However, Seeing the perrenials
come up this year has brought such joy.

My flower beds will be spreading to the other side
of the house this year as we will remove two more shrubs
in favor of a continuation of the perrenial bed.

My "brown" thumb may turn "green" yet!

I'll keep you posted.


Anonymous said...

It's been in the mid 90's and I am hoping all the pretty spring flowers don't burn up and die. Too hot for Spring.

BittersweetPunkin said...

I'm an annual girl....LOL!!We had a gloriously sunny weekend but now it's raining here too...

Mrs. Rabe said...

I am a perennial girl! I love that I can plant them and year after year they return, and multiply! I can then share the wealth or make new beds around the yard and not have to buy more flowers! I do like to sometimes fill in the beds with annuals, but give me those perennials anyday! Purple Coneflower, Black Eyed Susan, Bee Balm, Shasta Daisies, Iris, Roses, Coreopsis, lavender, Hollyhocks.....!