When we arrived back home from the reception for Mark's photo exhibit on Sunday afternoon, I decided to put the vase of Allium 'Forelock' in the front hall for a little drama on the home front.
Each day I've been amused to watch the flowers send the tuft out of the top of its head, just as the catalog promised. Interestingly, the ones in water in the vase continued to perform at about the same rate as the ones outdoors in the ground. Who knew?!
Another rain storm missed us again this morning. The sky darkened, the wind came up and the rain barely came down. We've had three storms pass us by in the last 24 hours, to say nothing of the low rainfall this entire month. Yesterday's total was .11" and this morning came in at .02". Not enough to make it through the tree canopy or the mulch but the deck got another gentle watering.
The upside of cloudy, rainy weather is that it does not seem to make the water lilies close their flowers. They tend to have lots of blooms open later in the day when it is not extremely sunny. There are so many big lily pads shooting upward that they are hiding the flowers. If you look closely you can see bits of white indicating clumps of lilies hidden in the leaves.