Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Monsters and Maidens ?

Sounds more like one of my kooky Halloween posts ?
Nahhhhhhh !
Certain plants can send a chill up your spin as they transform from one state to another ..
Ergo my monster ? Oriental red poppy , in it's shell still.
You know you wouldn't want to "bump" into him on a life size scale ... right ?
He is looking right at you NOW!

Maiden ? .. I always think of clematis as girly flowers and clematis Warsaw Nike even dappled with rain drops is a looker : )

Now for something small and "sweet" ..
Who doesn't love "Sweet Woodruff" .. unassuming sweety of a woodland planting ?
So just a few plants with attitude naughty and nice, after the rain.
Our weather forecasters are now predicting that we will have a cool wet summer season.
Which is so good for the garden .. I can't believe some people actually are complaining about it.
That horrible heat and humidity we suffered through last year and years before ?
Are they CRAZY ??? .. build a sauna and stay there !!


Nadezda said...

Joy, I think all plants are touching after the rain and your clematis Warsaw Nike is the prettiest!
Happy gardening!

kacky said...

Beautiful blooms! I love the Clematis blooms- striking!!!

spurge said...

I am hoping for a cool summer here as well - the plants and the gardener will appreciate it! Last summer's heat and drought was the pits.

That poppy is really creepy looking! Absolutely gorgey clematis...

Northern Beauty Seeker said...

Joy, I am pretty sure your green monster is a baby!!!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! I like taking photos of flowers after the rains to ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

rochefleuriegarden said...

Your photos are just beautiful!
Sweet Woodruff is really sweet but in some gardens it can be difficult to control.

Skeeter said...

Halloween posting in June, Ha, love it...

Love the color of your Clematis...

Paula @ Blooms 'n' Spades said...

Joy, my oriental poppies have just started blooming, and they are monsters like yours. I had to stand on a ladder to photograph the inside of the blooms ;-)

What a gorgeous Clematis, it's such a fabulous colour.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Nadezda girl : )
Thank you so much .. I have had this clematis a long time and it keeps on looking great for me .. I am lucky!

Kacky girl thank you .. that was a bargain find years ago and it really keeps up with the garden in the Spring : )

Hello there spurge !and thank you ! .. yes! it drives me crazy when people say they miss the heat .. they are crazy .. I just need a little heat and sun with rain in between and I am a happy camper.

LOL Ms S you are too funny girl .. but hum ? that is pretty much my take on it too ? LOL

Thanks very much Elaine : ) rain drops do make the plants look pretty don't they !

Hello Alain : )
Thank you so much !
Yes .. some ground covers can be naughty can't they ? .. funny I have a hard time keeping this one though .. there must be something here he doesn't quite like ? LOL

Skeeter girl , you know I have to throw a curve ball in some where right ? LOL

Paula those photographs you took are gorgeous and that red is amazing .. I know you are disappointed with the wrong colour .. but wow ! that red pops !
The Starlings are quite the characters aren't they ! haha