No Rain

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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.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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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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