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Re: rainfall map

Very true.  You got 13" in one day a couple weeks ago.  We haven't had 13" since April 1st.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 6 Dec 2003 13:40:35 -0500

>On the National Atlas rainfall map I can see NINE colors in Texas. (though I
>still can't find a key as to what the colors indicate.) This might be a
>little more informative, but from what you describe of differences from one
>side of town to another, maybe not.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2003 1:07 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] rainfall map
>> In a message dated 12/6/2003 8:00:09 AM Central Standard Time,
>> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>> Both frequency and
>> > time of
>> > occurrence would be as important as how much.  Just ask any flood
>> > victim.
>> Exactly!!!!
>> Again, I think this is region specific.   Here the frequency of rain is
>> important than the amount.  South Texas doesn't have a typical rain
>> period....growing or dormancy.  The frequency of rain is the same for my
>area or parts
>> east of me....however the amount that they get is much more than we do.
>> Instead of Xeriscaping, here the term is Waterwise gardening.  Unlike many
>> areas that are dry constantly with high heat....we don't concentrate as
>much on
>> the heat as we do on the water requirements.  Not the frequency, but the
>> amounts.   One has to plant the garden accordingly.  Plants have to be
>able to
>> survive periods of drought as well as periods of standing in water.  The
>grade of
>> the garden depends on how well the plants can take these conditions.
>> that are less tolerant of wet feet get put in raised beds, or in pots
>> saucers.   Parts east of me, don't plant anything that isn't tolerant of
>> standing water.
>> I agree that tables are a great start, however, they can easily be
>> as well, especially when WAY off as in the Texas part of this chart.  This
>> shows Pam and I getting pretty much the same rainfall....I think she'd be
>> first to say that this is not even close to accuracy.
>> Noreen
>> zone 9
>> Texas Gulf Coast
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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