Friday, April 29, 2016

Rain Drenched Flowers and a Squirrely Surprise

First firey dahlia blooms: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Happy floral Friday and welcome to "this week in my Maryland garden!" We've had a lot of rain but that's good for the flowers. The bright reddish orange and yellow bicolor dahlia pictured above is a new addition to our garden and I love it. 
Hot pink dahlia flower: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
 We planted the hot pink bicolor dahlia outside and I hope it survives the current cold snap.
Dianthus with raindrops: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
The window box dianthus is thriving and I thought it looked neat with the raindrops on its petals.
First white impatiens: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Another new addition to my garden is this white rose-like impatiens. The red in the background is my mini Japanese maple seedling garden. For now, they're sharing the window box. I'm hoping enough survive to make some bonsais for inside and grow a few in pots for outside. The one I started in 2012 made it through a few winters but is no longer with us so this time I wanted extra plants, just in case.
Surprise squirrel: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
On a rare sunny day this squirrel kept running in front of our hellebore and azalea bushes and I finally got a photo. She's a fast one. I think she likes making my cat's head go back and forth (my cat watches from the window).

That's all for this week's mini garden tour. I hope my flower photos make  you smile.

Which was your favorite? What is spring like in your area?

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you!
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