"God created rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done."
I came across this quote a few days ago as I was perusing some other garden blogs, and it is so true for me, it made me laugh!
In the above photo, taken after a rain, is Ladies Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), a plant whose foliage and chartreuse colored flowers are attractive, but not showy. The most unique and fascinating feature of this plant, in my opinion, is the way the velvet-like hairs on the leaves catch the glistening dew and raindrops, which then bead up and shine like hundreds of tiny diamonds!
My discovery for the day.... I hope you enjoy it, too. Now I am off to do my housework!