Thursday, June 07, 2007

"Raindrops keep fallin' on my leaves"....hooray the rains have come! Off and on for the past few days, and we're supposed to get more later today with hard-core storm potential. Now, I can do without the "large hail and damaging winds" they're predicting, but wishers can't be choosers, so I'll take it!The moisture makes for some photo-ops, too....like this crinkly hosta leaf... ...I'm finding that I like Lady's Mantle more the longer I grow it. At first, my mom said I must have some, so she gave me this nice clump. I liked the leaves, but for some reason felt rather un-enthusiastic about it. But I must say, it's got nearly all of the qualities of a "good plant": foliage stays nice most all season, very hardy, low to no maintenance. The only other thing I'd wish for is showier flowers. But hey, it's all good!
Lucky for my quick-draining sand, or the increased rain might cause my irises to get a bit mushy...as it is, they're pretty happy, which makes me happy too!



5 comments:

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I'm totally with you on the lady's mantle, Lisa! I bought it at the old house because so many people enthused about it that I felt something might be wrong with me that I didn't adore it, too... but I've grown to like it so much that I have some here at the new house now, too. :)

Love those pictures of the iris and the hosta leaf with the water droplets, by the way!

chuck b. said...

Wishing for rain after all that snow?

Rain in June. Trippy!

Beautiful pictures.

Is lady's mantle related to heuchera?

trey said...

Just like chuck b. rain this time of year out here would be a big deal. We won't see anymore rain until October!

Love the photos! So refreshing.

Hanna said...

Yep, I was the same about lady's mantle too. Just not all that thrilled when I got some. But it does look oh so pretty after a nice rain.

lisa said...

Thanks, Kim! Glad to hear I'm not the only one whose appreciation for lady's mantle had to be...cultivated! (Hahahahaha...oh...sorry...I can't help myself!)

Chuck-I'm not sure about l.m.'s relation to heuchera. I can't believe you guys don't see rain all summer...that would freak me out!

Trey-thanks for stopping by, I know you're busy this time of year. I still can't imagine rain all summer....wow.

Hanna-thanks for stopping by-funny how many of us were lukewarm about lady's mantle...guess it had to GROW on us! (Hahahaha....sorry...I'm just a pun freak!)