We got enough rain today to wash the dust off my umbrella, not nearly enough to catch up from what is being called a “moderate drought”.
The only plants not really suffering are those in containers, because I water them every evening. When I water the containers in the back, my little toad seems to show up and I give him a good shower of water, because I want him to be happy and stay and eat bugs. Up around my patio is one of the only places around for him to not dry out like a lizard right now.
Sometimes I wonder why I water the plants in the containers when throughout the garden there are shrubs, perennials, and trees that thirst for a long drink of water.
I’ve given up on the grass. It is now officially dormant so I won’t worry about it until it starts to rain again. They’ve lifted the voluntary ban today on watering lawns and we are back to the even – odd system. Tomorrow will be an even day, my day to water, so I’ll give the vegetable garden a good soaking, and also water some of the trees and maybe set up some soaker hoses around some of the shrubs and perennials.
In the meantime, isn’t that a pretty geranium with variegated foliage? I’m too lazy to look at the tag to tell you the variety. It’s down there in the pot. It was one of the last plants planted in the containers, and ended up in what I generally call the ‘leftover’ container with a mis-match of plants that just didn’t end up being used any place else. Do you have a ‘leftover’ container of plants at your house?
See the whole container? If you saw it in person, what would you say to the gardener who put those flowers together? “Hmmm… interesting choices”.
You can look all over the Internet at sites that show different combinations for container planting, and I guarantee you won’t find that particular combination. It’s one of a kind!
Now, back to the subject of rain… today’s rain was just a teaser, not enough rain to make a difference.
But there is hope! The weatherman says we might get rain on Friday, maybe Saturday morning. I’ll take it, any time. In the meantime, I am going to do all I possibly can do to get it to rain, like get my car washed, leave all my umbrellas at home, put something in the yard that I absolutely, positively do not want to get wet, participate in the neighborhood garage sale on Saturday, stuff like that.
Do you have any other ideas to conjure up rain? We really need some as you can see from the picture below.
Warning… the picture below is pretty sad looking and may cause some gardeners to spontaneously weep… My viburnum cries for rain!