Last fall, I put in a new garden bed in my yard. Three days ago, I put my foot on the working end of a shovel and moved a lot of heavy clay soil from this new bed to make way for a dozen or more perennials, transplanted from the old bed of which this new one is an extension.
I used a lot of fresh compost in those transplant holes, then watered the fresh transplants deeply.
Then came the rains, and look how the new garden uses them.
|This heuchera and lamium, instead of drooping over in shock, as might be expected after a transplant, are rising up green and juicy after the rain.|
Here's the bigger picture, with the new transplants in the foreground and the older garden, from which they were taken, in the background:
Meanwhile, just across the yard, in a study of whites and greens, St. Francis hangs out with the hanging white blooms of Solomon's Seal, polygonatum:
All the plants that love cool temperatures and lots of moisture are loving this rain.
|Like this Brunnera Jack Frost|
|And this dicentra eximia|
Elsewhere, everything is thriving.
|Like this ajuga burgundy glow, putting out a show of purple flowers this spring|
|And this shade-loving hosta sieboldiana elegans, with the blue flowers of Spanish bluebells, hyacinthoides hispanica, peeking through its leaves|
|And this lovely clump of Spanish bluebells.|