Singing in the rain!! Tap verses rain

meyermike_1micha(5)September 8, 2011

Plants can take a thorough soaking for days on end, but they can not take drinking water as so!


Take for instance Gardenia. If I water mine more than one day in a row with tap water, the leaves will YELLOW. But, if it rains and I mean pours for days on end, it can take that and stay a nice healthy green! NOT ONE YELLOW LEAF after 4 days of nonstop rain. It sings in the rain along with all my other unique and rare plants.

What does that tell you?

Either mother nature is know exactly what our precious plants like and the plants know that as they react with song, or tap water is a slow killer of all plants treated with all kinds of chemicals,salts, pH issues and toxins in which our plants despise and gag.

Perfect example after 3 days of over 6 inches of rain. Look how green and not one yellow leaf. If I water this tree just once more too much before the soil dries out, many leaves will yellow, especially on my Gardenia and Jasmines.


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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

great pics mike!

my gardenia is recovering from the heat we had and even has a few flower buds forming. Our temps are only in the 80's now with nights in the 50's so it should really start to look better.

Okie mike

    Bookmark   September 8, 2011 at 5:27PM
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Hey Mike!

Thanks Mike

It is good to hear your gardenia is doing much better. I know you were worried for a bit. What a weird summer. We never saw that heat and have been below normal as usual for weeks.


    Bookmark   September 9, 2011 at 10:20AM
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mehitabel(z6 MO)

Mine are singing right now in a wonderful soft rain after many weeks of drought.

What I always noticed about soft summer rains was that buds and branches sprouted all over. Hoping this one will give some ideas to my Osmanthus.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2011 at 2:14PM
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