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RE: Re: Crazy weather/ flooding

Daryl, what is a rain garden?  (Here I go showing my ignorance again.)

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Daryl
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 8:03 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Crazy weather/ flooding

Is the Extension Service  pushing " Rain Gardens" in your area?  They are
here, to help limit the problem you mentioned. It's amazing how much water
even a small one will hold and then release slowly into the landscape.

Zone 7a
Gardening on Heavy Clay

----- Original Message -----
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 7:46 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Re: Crazy weather/ flooding

> Not too surprising......when the soil, especially clay, is so dry, it
> practically bakes, and becomes rock hard.  When it rains, the soil is not 
> porous
> enough to soak it in, and often it rains so much at one time, in a short 
> time,
> then quits.....the ground never softens up enough, so it all just puddles 
> on
> top or runs off.....causing the flooding.  Happens here a lot!!   It's 
> only
> after several rains that the soil loosens up enough to allow for 
> absorption.
> All the concrete everywhere (here anyway) doesn't help any.  Such a waste 
> of
> rain, when one thinks that the ground never benefited....all  that good 
> stuff
> went straight into the storm drains.   Don't get  me started......
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 3/9/2006 11:02:36 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

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