|Dendranthema ‘Cool Igloo’|
We have agreement from everyone here at May Dreams Gardens that rain is a real difference maker in the garden.
This agreement amongst everyone is a bit surprising because not everyone agrees on everything around here. We sometimes have quite the discussions, but that’s a story for another day.
Rain is especially a real difference maker when it has been absent from the garden for, by my accounting, dang near three months. And those three months were hot months.
But finally the rain came back on Sunday, and then again later in the week, and yesterday morning and last night. I did some measuring and calculating and fudging and ciphering and decided that my garden received, quite graciously and thankfully received, almost four inches of rain.
Already, the grass is starting to green up in a few places. The leaves that did stay green are no longer droopy and a couple of blooms popped out in the Dendranthema. It’s like a new spring, only in August instead of April.
Of course, the rain did not un-crisp leaves that had turned brittle and brown in the drought. Nor did it cause the weeds that sprouted and grew tall while I stayed inside in the air-conditioning to disappear. And it hasn’t promised to stay around through the fall.
But it sure lightened my load a bit, at least for awhile. I haven’t had to water since Saturday.
I think I might celebrate by mowing the lawn this weekend.
I will also be celebrating another event on Saturday or maybe Sunday. This is my 1,999th post on this blog. That means the next post is number 2,000.
I just hope that everyone here at May Dreams Gardens agrees that I should write the 2,000th post. We’ll see. Surprisingly, not everyone agrees on everything around here. We sometimes have quite the discussions, but that’s a story for another day