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Monday, July 16, 2012

While it rained I painted

Finally, cool refreshing rain.

Flowers are growing.

So are the vegetables.

And the flower boxes.

A new kind of Petunia.

And old Favorites.

While it rained I painted for a special order.  We live in the "Beehive State."  Bees are popular around here. 
Picked red currants in the rain and made syrup for pancakes.

Potatoes, peas, squash and sunflowers are growing on the
"Back Forty".

The sun is out this morning.  My favourite hoe is waiting for me.
Weeds are not particular, they grow rain or shine.

Have a great week my dear
Blogging Friends.



  1. What lovely photos of your garden, no sign of rain here in the Viterbo region yet Gina! Remember your next trip to add Villa Lante to the list.

  2. Dear Gina - your flowers are beautiful. A riot of colour which compliment each other perfectly. The last collage is worthy of a wall hanging.

  3. I am loving the 'mosaic' feature that you've been utilizing for your collages. Sometimes I feel like I am walking along your flower beds and I can sometimes even smell their fragrances!

    Merci beaucoup, Gina

    Mary in Oregon

  4. Dear LindyLou, Yes, we must stop by Villa Lante. No doubt you have visited the fine Museum at Tarquinia...you live so close. It is touted as being second only to the Museum in Cairo. I have been to both and I must say that Tarquinia is special and different in its own right. You live in a very unique and full of history area.

  5. Dear Rosemary, Have you noticed that there is very little yellow (except for the sunflowers) in my garden.
    Have you been able to identify the flower in my last to last post? Thank you for your visit. I'm looking forward to seeing more of yourbeautiful photos from your last journey.

    1. Gina I am not sure - is it Phacelia campanularia, common name Californial Bluebell, Desert Bluebell?

  6. Dear Mary, I'm tricky. When bunched together flowers look much more interesting and much more important, I think. My flowers are just now starting to show. Early August is always the most rewarding time in my garden.

  7. Dear Gina, your charteuse petunias look very exotic! Did you have to baby them in your greenhouse?

  8. Dear Mark, I found these unusual petunias at one of my special garden shops. What is different about them is that they sport the most unusual color combinations and all on one plant. From one week to the next I never know what it will look like. They have a name but I didn't write it down. I don't plant too many petunias because they remind me of city parks where everything is so orderly, which is not the case in my garden.

  9. Dear Rosemary, Yes, Phacelia campanularia it is. It is blooming in an area where I have tossed out a handful of seeds I saved from a few years ago. I can't wait to see what else will show up.
    I know that if anyone could identify this pretty blue flower, you could. ox, Gina