Another rainy night. At least the rainfall is “soft” rain, not the hard damaging downpours that destroy the garden flowers, so most things are not battered down, just rain that makes the flowers hang their heads heavily with the weight of water droplets.
Today’s little plants carpets the soil underneath one of my bird feeders. It is a little pink geranium of unamed parentage, enjoying the dappled shade of a Kashmir Rowan (Sorbus cashmeriana ) where the bird feeders are hung. I love this part of my garden. In a tiny area I have this geranium and a blue one that mingle together, the apricot helianthemum and spring bulbs. They all lie between the slender trunk of the rowan and my stone birdbath and are backed by aquilegias and autumn flowering sedum.