Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Friday, March 26, 2010

Perfect timing

Last night we had a good soaking downpour, which watered the onions and leeks I planted yesterday.

These too are happy to get a drink.

The columbine is not complaining.

Neither are these tulips.


Bangchik said...

Plants generally love a good downpour. As a result, flowers brighten up the next morning. They don't react the same if we pour equal downpour with water hose. Man made can never replace what's natural, i suspect. ~bangchik

Darla said...

We had a slow soaking too 1/2 inch..heard the plants whispering, Thank you!

NellJean said...

Beautiful tulips! Nothing like rain to bring out the best of everything.

Peggy said...

Hi KeeWee, you have lots of colour already in the garden and the veg will catch up with some mild spring weather

dinzie said...

A great time of the year :O)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi KeeWee,
It is raining here today, too. I normally have onions planted by now, but our spring came late, and I have been busy in the kitchen. I did get some lettuce, radishes, spinach, and peas planted a few days ago. It's supposed to get into the 70s next week. I'll have to go to the garden center to see if they even have their onion plants in yet, and hopefully some pansies.

I love your springy header.

Thanks for your comments on my spring and kitchen posts.

eric @ my First Garage said...

I love south, In Texas, and My tulips have just about finished their run. Yours look fantastic, though!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Keewee girl I haven't been here in a while .. WOW ! on the gorgeous plants and the right timing of the rain : ) Everything looks lovely and very SPRING .. we NEED that here too !

ryan said...

Great looking columbine. So healthy and happy.

Kathleen said...

Oooh, it's looking so good at your place KeeWee. I think everything must have enjoyed a soaking too. Your camellias sure are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

I saw this same colored columbine at Home Depot the other day and almost bought it. I agree with Bangchik--plants react mysteriously favorable when watered by Nature as opposed to from the hose.