Rainy days always get me down, in a good way. Rest is what I need and with the outdoors being windy, rainy and the heaviest of greys, it is easy to allow myself that rest. Oh how I love that pair... The photos I'm sharing today are ones snapped yesterday. I've been busy planting and I can hardly wait to show you photos in July when all of the annuals I've put in have filled out. Blooming right now are the irises, of which I'm growing two types - Japanese and Bearded. They are short lived, but oh so lovely. I adore the blooms on the Bearded type while the foliage of the Japanese lends itself better as a backdrop for the entire growing season. Coral Bells are great in that they keep to themselves. They stay compact, do not spread, and their foliage is lovely. Most are better suited to dappled shade, but the type I'm showing here does very well in full sun. Ninebark, you gorgeous thing...I love you in all your forms. I have seve
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