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Rain, Glorious Rain! July 24, 2012

Filed under: Gardening,Midwest,Summer — Paula B @ 1:11 PM
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Well we finally had a substantial rainfall overnight (Lynn of Composer in the Garden) to give my lawn and garden a much-needed drink.

rain | | paula bonelli

needed rain | | paula bonelli

I can hear the garden breathing a sigh of relief along with me. I pretty much let my garden be what it will be each year according to what Mother Nature dishes out. But even I couldn’t let my drooping plants go without water. We’ve had hot days with no rain for weeks, if not months. So I have been trying to give the worst looking plants and my containers a bit of a drink 1 or 2 times a day depending on the daytime temp.

Despite the dry weather and heat, I think flowers are still blooming a few weeks ahead of schedule.

My mini Gladiolus are blooming a beautiful red.

mini gladiolus | | paula bonelli

and my Gerbera Daisy is on round 3 of blooms.

gerbera daisy | | paula bonelli

My Day lilies and succulents absolutely love the heat. I’ve pretty much ignored them as far as water, but they don’t seem to have minded.

daylily | | paula bonelli

succulents | | paula bonelli

succulent pot | | paula bonelli

What blooms are thriving in your weather?

Even the birds are singing a lot today, as if to say “thank you”. 🙂


5 Responses to “Rain, Glorious Rain!”

  1. Hooray! And thanks for the link 🙂

  2. after a hot dry spell rain really is a relief for the garden, you can almost hear it sigh in relief!

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