We are forecasted for rain starting tomorrow. It did sprinkle a bit this morning. The top of the ground is starting to be dry. I am ready for Spring showers....my vegetable seeds came today and I'm thinking I can start them in the basement pretty soon. I will also be repairing the hoop house to grow lettuce for an extended season. I try to grow lettuce from March until December was unable to do so this last year. The hoop house was done in last winter and I never repaired it. I hope to do so this year.
These flowers don't need any water to help them bloom.
Mission Bells are a type of fritillary that come in a deep purple...almost chocolate with tiny green checkers on them. Hence, the name Chocolate Checker Lilies.
I planted these all over the garden as wonderful little surprises for Spring. They also come in white....but I like the checkers.
When I lived in California I spent many summers tracking down different wildflowers. I had several camping trips to a small place called Butterfly Valley in the Sierra that became my favorite spot. Not just because of the bogs that supported all the carnivorous plants but the magic that seemed to be in the air. I would read and paint and just be for a week or two at a time. It was wonderful.
The California Pitcher Plant .... my favorite....and I'm pretty happy with how it's turned out.
That's it for todays post .... Now I go to dream about Spring Flowers.....and perhaps listen to rain that may arrive tonight.