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The garden is beautiful after spring rain

Written by Doug Oster on .

I don't think any photographer can pass up the garden after a spring rain. I know I can't.

There's just something about the way the flowers and vegetables look. All the spring plants thrive on this early season rain.

It's fun to explore the garden on gray days.

As always, I love to get close to the flowers.

blog tight pansy rain 429Violas and pansies love cool, spring rain. Photos by Doug Oster

blog tight parrot 429Tulips come in many shapes and sizes.

blog wet tulipsThese tulips grow in the fenced vegetable garden. Since I'm a no till gardener, I'll simply put some compost down and plant tomatoes in the same bed. I'll start putting tomatoes in the garden around May 15th and will continue planting through July.

blog rainy tulip 429Looking forward to seeing this tulip bloom, I can't remember which variety it is.

blog shirley water 'Shirley' is a pretty tulip. It reminds me of a friend who shares the same name. That's why I planted it.

blog rain garlicGarlic greens hold on to a fat droplet of rain.

blog rainy azaleaAn azalea just outside of the living room picture window prepares to bloom.

blog red and green rainThis is a lettuce mix from Renee's Seeds called 'European Reds and Greens.' I can't wait to try it in a salad.

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