We had a truly torrential rain yesterday. About two inches fell in about two hours, which is a good cloudburst around here. Up towards the Cape Cod Canal there were some areas that got over four inches. Our 24-hour total was 2.30″.
In late afternoon, after the rain had stopped, I went out to see how the garden had fared. Some sweet peas were swept off their strings.
The borage was beaten down.
The daylilies were at the end of their time anyway, but they looked far worse for wear than is usual.
Some flowers are sturdier than others.
The asters looked just fine.
The tiny tomatoes sheltered in place.
I planted the corn 24″ apart this year, instead of the 18″ of last year. The plants are sturdy, and except for one slightly leaning hill, the rain did not sway them.
A garlic flower stayed partly dry..
Last year’s planting of dark (“black”) hollyhocks all died. But not before seeding, and the seed yielded up some volunteers, as dark and striking as the parent plants.
On the deck, where inside plants go to vacation, saucers under pots were full.
The rain lilies have woken, and suddenly thrust up buds.
The potted “lily of the Nile” is abloom.
A is for agapanthus.
B is for brugmansia.
Our pink brugmansia is blooming.
Straight on or from the side, the brugmansia, also called “Angel’s Trumpet”, is not just beautiful to the nose…
It’s also beautiful to the eye.