Before the rain

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Rain is on the way, skies are darkening and I might not have thought to collect some blooms from the garden before all is dashed under torrents expected.  But a new blog I just visited for the first time today beckoned readers to join in a bouquet gathering.  There is a lull in my garden, or so I thought.  I found a few things to cut and put in water.  By no means an arranger,  even these make me smile in their haphazard way!  Roses, peony, epimedium, lady’s mantel, foxglove and fern.  The bells appeared on their own in my garden, probably on the heels of a gift from fellow gardener.  Do you know its name?

See other garden bouquets at Late to the Garden Party.  OOps!  Go to The Impatient Gardener FIRST where the bouquets begin!  But do read Late to The Garden party, because it is a very good blog too!

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About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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11 Responses to Before the rain

  1. Anita Rivera says:

    Oh dearest Jane,

    How timely is this blog post; so many things actually in just the last 24 hours are extremely timely, speaking of lulls and rain (we have had NON-STOP, DAILY!) and other things that seem to indicate there is a malaise in the air. But the timely messages I keep getting through poetry, blog posts, moments of surprise tell me otherwise. Your flowers, your garden; they will bloom again and in DUE TIME, just like what I hope for will come in due time (a job!)

    Thank you for visiting and yes, my parents were ORDINARY people that left an extraordinary impression on my life even in their deaths.

    Happy DAY! Anita

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  2. Yes, I know what those purple bells are: creeping bellflower. The fact that my garden buddy calls it cam-pan-d*mn-ula might clue you in on its tenacity. If it’s blooming for you, it’s already established itself. At least it’s a pretty (tenacious, aggressive, colonizing, nigh-ineradicable) weed.

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  3. Patrick says:

    A great inspiration to encourage us all to “gather ye rosebuds why ye may”. Had to look up the reference. The poem of the same title by Robert Herrick has the verse which speaks to this post:

    Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
    Old Time is still a-flying:
    And this same flower that smiles on us today
    To-morrow will be dying

    That was a fun poetry trip. Thanks for sending me upon it, dear Jayne

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  4. Pauline says:

    Love your bouquet of flowers from the garden, much better inside than battered by the rain. I think your bells may be campanulas, a white one turned up in my garden from goodness knows where, its very pretty so allowed to stay!

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  5. it’s lovely! Great excuse for making a great bouquet, too.

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  6. I was dreading that the rain and wind was going to flatten my Baptisa, Amsonia, and some other tall plants. Most are staked, but that doesn’t necessarily protect in a heavy storm. Luckily for us the storm turned out to be a bit of an anticlimax.

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  7. Very pretty bouquet. Unfortunately I agree with Kathy on the purple bells. Pretty as they are, this is a very invasive plant. There are white roots are very difficult to remove.

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  8. Your bouquet made me smile, too. That peachy pink rose is gorgeous! I know just where I would put one like that in my garden. Maybe I’ll have to make some room!

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  9. Sunil Patel says:

    Hi Jayne, I also like to go out and gather flowers to put together in a bouquet although because the garden is so small, they’re more like posies (if I want to leave any in the garden). I recently had siberian iris with hosta and fern leaves as the most recent one. With the roses and delphiniums coming out, It’s soon time to make another! I would guess the purple to most likely to be campanula (especially if they spread easily in the garden).

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  10. How wise of you to gather these beauties before the rain. They are so lovely.

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