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RE: Rain - a little

Well I have had 2 days of 80 degree weather and no rain....although it
supposed to be raining late tonight and tomorrow morning...

With dumping over 10,000 gallons of water in the last couple of weeks in the
back of my yard.. it will take a while to dry out.


> We had a little shower this morning - gentle rain for maybe half an hour.
> Every
> little bit helps, but this is not nearly enough.  It is still overcast and
> cool - mid
> 50s - but no more rain.  It's been so cool I have delayed ptting out my
> tender
> plants - basil, tomatoes, etc. Haven't actually had frost in a week, but
> it
> has been
> in the 30s and low 40s at night and scarcely up to 60 in the daytime.  I
> just
> don't
> thing they would enjoy it.
> Daffodils are finally gone, and the old-fashioned double orange poppies
> are
> starting to bloom.  I have no idea what kind they are - sent Marge a
> picture
> a couple of years ago and she didn't know either - but I love them.  They
> have
> dark blue-black centers, and always have very twisty stems.  Blooms about
> 3 1/2 inches across.  They don't last too long, and the foliage disappears
> completely when the flowers are gone - then comes back in  late summer.
> I guess some would call them invasive.  They don't like to stay put and
> are
> always appearing somewhere I don't expect them, but they aren't invasive
> as
> in crowding out other plants.
> Dogwoods have been very poor this year.  Don't know why, but probably
> has to do with last year's weather pattern.  Some years are much better
> than others.  This is just about the very northern edge of their range,
> and
> having
> shallow root systems, they are very vulnerable to drought and any other
> unusual
> environmental situation.
> Auralie
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