Friday, June 30, 2006

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Awoke to thunderstorms this morning around 3 a.m. It's still raining at 8:30 a.m. so it looks like another wet day indoors reading other gardening blogs and trying to figure out how to post pictures on this one. This blogging thing is a learning experience!

This photo, taken yesterday during a brief moment of no fog, is of my William Baffin rose in full bloom. I must say, the plants seem to like the rain and fog. The whole yard is looking lush!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Siege Continues

Woke up to more fog this morning and it doesn't look as though it's going to burn off today. Sigh.

Oh well, tomorrow is another day, and Freddie, our pond frog is loving every minute of this wet, humid weather. Funny, how we've come to feel the humidity after only 3 years in Maine. Still, it cannot begin to compare with the awful heat and humidity of the South!

Below is a picture of our small pond nestled in amongst the granite boulders on the side of the house. Freddie is currently out for a quick snack, hopefully it's one of the thousands of slugs we seem to have in the garden! I spend time every morning and evening with salt shakers in hand, trying to control the slug population. I think I'm losing the war.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Foggy Morning

This morning finds us fogged in once again! June on the coast has been a wet one this year and while the plants do love the moisture, the lack of sunshine does nothing for the mood of the gardener.

The coniferous and deciduous trees lining the driveway have grown back beautifully after having been hacked down 5 years ago to make way for the long driveway and this year, I'm finally not seeing any traffic from the main road.

The fog may burn off today and it will be nice to see my roses in sunshine. The William Baffin is in full bloom, as is the Van Grootendorst double rugosa. The Climbing America has its' first beautiful bloom, as well.