after the long awaited rain

dimorphoteca after the rain (bought recently)

dimorphoteca after the rain (bought recently)

We almost didn’t get any rain at all during the last 3 months ... and this time of year, the need of rain is even more necessary because it fills the water stocks for the rest of the year ! So all the rain we finally got this past weekend was long long awaited !

Achillea millefolium (bought recently) 

Achillea millefolium (bought recently) 

Problem is that we also got hail, several times actually, and I really feared for all the plants in my garden, specially all the ones I bought these last weeks ! But after checking, they were shaken but not damaged, phew !!! 

Scabiosa columbaria « butterfly blue »

Scabiosa columbaria « butterfly blue »

With no major travel this summer by lack of budget, I decided to fill the garden with more flowers after some doing research. We have a local plant nursery that has interesting prices.

A sort of spring daisy ( can’t remember the precise name) about to open ! 

A sort of spring daisy ( can’t remember the precise name) about to open ! 

Sedum spectabile (bought recently)

Sedum spectabile (bought recently)

Salix integra, that we moved from a too shady place

Salix integra, that we moved from a too shady place

Nasturnium (bought recently) 

Nasturnium (bought recently) 

Eucalyptus (bought recently)

Eucalyptus (bought recently)

I hope to cut branches from the eucalyptus from time to time, for us or for gifting my mom or mother in law, saving us money from the florist, useless waste (from the florist) and money as well !

I hope you are all doing well. Spring is such a busy time of year for everyone. Some of you must be on spring break. Ours will start in a couple of week. Wishing you all a wonderful start to the week ! 

Thank you for your visit, comments & likes ! Please feel free to ♥︎ the post if you can’t comment !

Much love, 

                                      Sonia

red wings

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These photos are already a week old, and this time of year, I mean at springtime, a whole week can make a whole difference !

We have a Japanese maple in a large ceramic pot, and it was all bare all winter long. (as it should be, but it’s always a little sad looking) Right after the middle of March, it showed signs of buds. And every day showed progress. And in a matter of a week, all leaves were out, stretching red wings, because I really thought it looked like red birds in flight !

It’s clearly visible on the photo on top. I added other photos I took, because it’s so beautiful this time of year, I’m always amazed !

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They even have little flowers that blooms just after the leaves are out ! That’s fast !!

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Dented leaves, and in the sun, the red texture of the leaves look velvety, slightly shiny & glittery !

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That’s really quite a show that I wouldn’t want to miss anymore !

I hope you liked it too ! Thank you for your visit ! Oh, and happy April too !

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happy equinox !

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Well it’s me again (posted yesterday !) ! Just wanted to pop to wish you all a happy equinox, whether spring or autumn, according to where you’re reading me from !

This flower on top is a Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue. Bought it recently with buds, and it’s now blooming ! I’m waiting a little bit longer before transplanting it to the flowerbed. I bought more flowers & plants, and can’t wait to show them to you once they’ll be in their final place.

{Libythea celtis}  {European beak / nettle-tree butterfly}  {Echancré / Libythée du micocoulier}

{Libythea celtis} {European beak / nettle-tree butterfly} {Echancré / Libythée du micocoulier}

It hasn’t rained in a couple of months, which is kind of awful because it’s been super windy as well (as hell, actually), therefore everything is so desperately dry … If you only knew how strong I wish it’d rain ! Sigh. It doesn’t presage a wet summer.

Anyway, so are weather cycles. Wishing you all a very happy day !

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