The inflorescence from ornamental grasses are standouts when droplets from the light mist make them shine. This unknown Penstemon seeded over from the neighbor's landscape several years ago and has made itself at home.
Ruby Crystals Grass and bright yellow Helenium amarum or Sneezeweed.
Muhlenbergia capillaris or Pink Muhly shows why it is sometimes called "Cotton Candy" plant.
Clammy weed with wet whiskers
Tropical milkweed is still blooming even with some chilly nights. Narrowleaf zinnias in the background.
Purple Salvia Amistad with white American Germander blooms.
Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud'
White Cloud Muhly with Mexican Cosmos, Gomphrena 'Strawberry Fields' and Henry Duelberg Salvia.
Gomphrena 'Strawberry Fields' and Nasella Tenuissima (Stipa or whatever it's called now) commonly known as Mexican Feathergrass
Muhlenbergia dubya or Pine Muhly with evenly space droplets
Muhlenbergia lindheimeri, and Gomphrena 'Fireworks'
Indigo Spires Salvia enjoys cooler weather too.
That's the tour of best of the blooms from my soggy garden on Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. It's cold out there but you can enjoy more blooms from bloggers all over the world by clicking the links at May Dreams Gardens.
Your images are amazing. I appreciate your talent.ReplyDelete
Beautiful grasses - so lovely with the raindrops on them!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful week-end!
You too Lea!Delete
"Clammy weed with wet whiskers" -- making light of miserable weather seems to help.ReplyDelete
It's funny but we enjoy the damp if not the cold that came with it.Delete
I love the glisten on the grasses with just a little rain - we got a bit of drizzle yesterday too. Happy GBBD Shirley!ReplyDelete
Yay for drizzle in your parched area. I hope you get rain this year.Delete
Love all those photos with the glisten of drops! Glad you're getting some moisture and that you didn't freeze yet. I know it's not really that early, but it feels early. That Purple Salvia Amistad is beautiful. I know you've written about it before. Have you been happy with it? Happy blooms!ReplyDelete
I like the Salvia Amistad and it has grown and bloomed beautifully through the summer. This will be its first winter so I will let you know.Delete
My muhly grass is going to need to bulk up a whole lot before it has that kind of presence. I'm looking forward to it.ReplyDelete
Those have been in place for about three years and have been happy in the full sun.Delete
The ornamental grasses are so pretty with the misty rain on them! Lovely photos. Happy bloom day!ReplyDelete
It's interesting because a heavy rain will weigh them down but this mist just made them sparkle.Delete
What a lovely, wet, collection of Bloomday photos! "Clammy weed with wet whiskers" had me smiling.ReplyDelete
Glad I could give folks a few smiles today as bad weather spreads across the country.Delete
They certainly look pretty with mist on them!ReplyDelete
Your grasses look lovely in the rain .... from where I'm sitting anyway! : )ReplyDelete
These are all gorgeous, but that one shot with the white cloud muhly, gomphrena, cosmos and Duelberg salvia is an extraordinary photo. I sat and honestly got a little lost looking at that one. Really nice.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos, the grasses look so striking in the rain and you have so many plants unknown to me. Loved the strawberry looking flowers (brackets?) and the white cloud of grass. Happy GBBD!ReplyDelete
Some plants are made to be photographed in the rain - and what a brilliant job you did of capturing them!ReplyDelete
I love your wet, soggy garden...it is so vibrant and beautiful!ReplyDelete