Showing posts with label ladies mantle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ladies mantle. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Rainy Days


"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!