Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bluebells In The Rain

Visitors came down my drive today to have a look at the wild cultivated gardens as they begin to wake up from the long barren of winter. Skeeter of In The Garden and her priceless assistant Mark stopped in to visit while on their Asheville getaway weekend that was a prize given by ExploreAsheville during the 2012 Asheville Fling.





















Thick mist turned to a steady gentle rain shortly after they arrived. We had just finished a stroll through the garden becoming and where headed next door to the ridge top garden. Prepared with umbrellas we strolled on in the rain, stopping for a cache at a chimney hearth and stepping into the deep forest to see the swaths of trilliums sweeping across the forest floor.





















The mountain top is turning green and enormous numbers of plants are rising from the earth or breaking bud to leaf and bloom. There were still daffodils to see and myriad other blooms, but this is not a peak moment in the bloom cycles that will ebb and flow until the first killing frosts of fall.

There was the beginning of millions of Spanish Bluebells, Hyacinthoides hispanica.





















Rain is good. It turns things green. Visitors are great. It keeps life interesting. We saw bluebells in the rain.

6 comments:

Lola said...

Great that you had visitors. Rain in the mtns is good, making all green. Sure like the color green. Must try Bluebells here.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Lucky you getting to see Skeeter and Mark. Lucky them getting to see you and the Garden that will be.

Rebecca said...

I wasn't sure if visitors were welcome or we would have looked you up last week. We drove past Clyde signs on our trek from Bryson City to Asheville and I wistfully thought of you...

Next year, maybe?

Christopher C. NC said...

Lola right now we are drowning in good rain. Ugh!

Lisa this garden blogging thing has been more real life social than I ever imagined.

Rebecca visitors are always welcome with a little advance notice so we can tidy up a bit first so as not to look like lazy slobs. Next year just holler.

Janet QueenofSeaford said...

They are stopping by here this afternoon. Will be nice to have a visit...think the rains may be stronger here.

Skeeter said...

Thank you so much for allowing us into your beautiful mountain top once again. Things looked so different without a big food tent in your driveway. :-) Following the progress of your growing garden thru the Blog is one thing but seeing it in person is so much nicer! You and Bulbarella were ever so kind to stroll around in the rain with us on such a dreary day. Meeting up with you two was the highlight of our day! Again, thaks for your time and hospitality...