No Rain

– Posted in: Garden Tweets, Weather

Expected rain didn’t show up. Cloudy but no rain. Planted cowslip last night thinking it would get watered in. Pouting.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Gayle May 7, 2009, 8:30 am

I’m in West Virginia and its been raining non-stop pretty much for 7 days. Creeks are flooding , roads are washing out and schools and businesses are closed . I used to live in Ohio, and this flooding is amazing. I saw a garden yesterday that had been planted that washed right down the hill into the ditch. Her plants are probably in the Kanawha River now. If I could send you some of this rain ,I would. Good luck and use a hose.

Paul Harris May 6, 2009, 9:32 am

I experienced the same disappointment. Built a new raised bed hoping it would get watered down and settle.

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