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Brenda has been writing since grade school. She attended journalism school where she majored in professional writing. She loves to decorate, garden, read and spend time with her Yorkies.

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Rainy Season Blooms


It has rained. And rained. And rained... See the water hovering in this rose bloom?



Yesterday I went out with my scissors and cut some of the long trailing alyssum and brought it in. And some geranium blooms.


I tried them here, in the dining area. But they didn't seem to get enough light to frame them properly.



So I moved them into the living room. By the window. It has been so overcast and rainy there isn't very much bright light right now.



Oh, how I love red and white. Any color and white really. The contrast is just so pleasing to the eye.



Something is eating my beautiful clematis. Anyone know what it could be? This is the first time I've actually got clematis to bloom. So I'm at a loss.



If my little fairy garden critters are hiding from predators, they're doing a pretty good job. Lots of growth in this rainy season.

Are you getting rain for your garden where you are?


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  1. As obvious as this may sound, it is amazing what rain will do in a garden.

    We have had so much rain here in South Texas.

    Enjoyed visiting Brenda,

    Laura

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  2. As crazy as it sounds, do you have ants? When I had clematis growing on my arbor, ants would crawl up it and eat the plant. That's the only problem I had with it.

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    1. I saw some little tiny things. Maybe it was ants. I'm not using chemicals. So will have to look for something homemade.

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  3. Beautiful rainy day pictures, Brenda. I don't know what is eating your clematis..but it is sure is beautiful, isn't it? Hope you can figure it out and "get them". That little fairy garden is starting to look like a fairy forest! xo Diana

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    1. I know. Guess I'll be trimming that fairy garden all summer.

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  4. April showers bring May flowers... Beautiful picture of the rose!
    Did you get everything straightened out with your blog name being stolen?
    Lori

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    1. Haven't gotten it all straightened out yet. Blogger found that she'd taken over my Feedly account today. I had just gotten Bloglovin straightened out. Doesn't seem like this is going to end!

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  5. I also LOVE red. That is what first caused me to notice your blog. I am sorry you changed, but I guess life is about change.

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    1. Oh, but I still have red! My dining room space is all red. I will always have room for red in everything I do. I'm just embracing other colors now too.

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  6. Gorgeous red geraniums - hope to buy some Friday to start my summer garden. We've had lots of rain but not so much lately. I agree with you, love the red and white together.

    Mary

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    1. There's just something about that combination that lights up the world.

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  7. I live in Oklahoma City so we are getting the same storm you have had. I'm not complaining because we really need the rain here. Your flowers are so pretty! Love your fairy garden and red geraniums are such happy flowers!

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    1. I know Californians would love to have this rain.

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  8. Love the simple joy of cutting flowers from the garden! Yours are pretty! It's been nice but today the rain moved in... Stay dry! :)

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    1. I sat here yesterday and so enjoyed just listening to the rain on the roof.

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  9. Lovely Pictures . I love the red and white . Sometimes when earwigs attack my plants I see a ragged edge like that .

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    1. What I see on there are tiny little things. Do a lot of damage though.

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  10. Your flowers are already so beautiful. We are finally having some sunny weather here. xo Laura

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    1. The sun came out just a tiny bit and then it was overcast again.

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  11. Although we had a lot of rain in march, we are now having Sahara dust too soon, and it's hot. Lovely pictures and flowers!

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  12. Gorgeous photos! We have gotten so much rain the past few weeks, I'm not sure we could stand much more. We are under a flood warning as it is. BUT - my garden is blooming because of it... so, I won't complain too much... :)

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    1. Did you see your Ms. Sun up in the header? I was so upset about all the crap that's been happening that I kept taking breaks and playing on Picmonkey. Calms me down.

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  13. Gorgeous flowers and Gorgeous photos!

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    1. Now if I could just paint like you do...

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  14. OH we have rain yes, lol...we are in the same weather pattern as the last few years, it would seem. How nice if we could shake it up and share a bit with states like California :(

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  15. They say cornmeal works for ants I have not tried it yet. Epsom salts works for slugs. Love your clematis. I use to have a dark purple one and loved it. Hope your clematis eating bugs leave quickly.

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  16. Brenda, go out in the evening or around dawn and check around and under your clematis for slugs or snails. The damage in your photo looks like their handiwork. If you do find them, you can put out saucers of cheap or flat beer to lure them to their doom, though if the rain continues, it will be too diluted to work. There is also a bait called Sluggo which is OK to use in organic gardens - it has iron phosphate in it which kills them when they eat it but then degrades to a harmless soil mineral. Safe to use around birds & pets. See http://www.pestproducts.com/sluggo.htm.

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  17. Very pretty. A little rain only here in Melbourne Australia.

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  18. Why do all our plants and lawn perk up after a rain?
    Rain washes all the plants clean of the minerals left on them from watering them with tap water. Also, there is a greening compound found in rainwater called nitrogen. Air is mostly nitrogen so some nitrogenous compounds tend to form in rainwater and nitrogen is a natural fertilizing nutrient. Hooray for rainwater!!

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  19. Lost my comment. Try dish soap in a spray bottle on the leaves. Reapply after the rain. I do that and it seems to work.

    Pretty blooms. The rain stopped on Sunday here and it's getting warmer every day. Love it!

    Jane x

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  20. We had quite a bit of rain last week and Saturday. It's good to see some sunshine and warmer temps again. Your flowers look beautiful. I got a little planting done this afternoon.

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  21. Lots of rain here in Florida. I have a red geranium also and I love the sweet scent of allysum, it grows easily from seed.

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  22. Looks like some kind of budworm might be chomping your Clematis. Tiny usually greenish caterpillars that can camouflage with the stems and sepals and other greenery and be hard to see. Sometimes just a single budworm can demolish an entire plant. I've had moderate success with a combination of hand picking, spraying Bt, and putting a plant they like better nearby, like petunias or Nicotiana, to lure them away. Good luck!

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  23. Your photos are so beautiful! I love your fairy garden.Not too much rain here in new jersey, but it's still chilly.
    Your red and white flowers look so pretty too.

    Kathy

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  24. Beautiful floral photos, Brenda. It is a shame something is nibbling the clematis blooms you grew so well......it might be a caterpillar or a snail......when my plants show signs of being eaten by something I investigate among the leaves and on the surface of the soil and very often find the culprit so I can remove It! Hope you can too :)
    Wishing you a great week.
    Helen xox

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  25. Your photos are so lovely. I just love seeing your pretty flowers. We have had lots of rain here in Ky too! Our grass, trees, and shrubs are coming back to life. I lost a couple of shrubs to the winter freeze though. boohoo!
    Sheila

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  26. Brenda, the flowers and photos are beautiful! I love all the colors. Poor clematis! I've never had anything chew on one before...it's always my roses that take a hit!

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  27. Your garden is looking so good. I saw the comment Fairy Forest and it made me laugh. I have been so busy with the new baby that I haven't had time to do any plants outside. I still have time to add some to the patio. Its raining today so no gardening today.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  28. Haha! Your fairy garden is now a fairy jungle! Yes, we're getting rain AGAIN. But I'm glad because my newly-transplanted flowers will adjust better for it.

    Lovely pics, Brenda! Btw, I love that you put Ms. Sun in the header! She looks lovely there!

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  29. Gorgeous pictures! A lot of our flowers are blooming, a month or more early, but I know it's too soon to plant annuals. Love seeing your beautiful flowers!

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