Garden 337

A cottage garden in an urban setting

Raindrops on Lady’s Mantle and roses

I love the way raindrops and dew bead up on Lady’s Mantle (alchemilla).  A friend gave me this clump when he was doing some spring divisions several years ago.  It seems to like my soil far better than his.  Or, I have more sun than he does.

Raindrops on Lady's Mantle

And, if I show the raindrops on the Lady’s Mantle, I must show raindrops on roses, too.

Raindrops on rose

This, of course, is the White Dawn that is in full bloom right now.  The old climber near the back door is also in full bloom and seems blissfully free of sawfly larvae.  In fact, both rose bushes are free of larvae.  Hand plucking the little critters did the trick.

About Me

I haven’t always been a gardener, but I have always loved gardens. It has taken 16 years to get my gardens into the shape they are today. And, I’ve had help. I’m 74 years old, have rheumatoid arthritis, and had a late stage cancer six years ago. I am, though, intrepid. I’m the kind of person who plods along, tailoring my goals as I go. Last November I had a long overdue knee replacement surgery and I’m hoping this spring, summer, and fall will be able to maintain and find even more joy working in all of my garden beds. Full disclosure, though. I have a garden guy who comes once a week to work in my gardens.


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