Need rain

njtea(NJ Z6)May 4, 2006

We need rain again and there's none in sight for the next 10 days according to the Weather Channel. NOAA has changed its climate prediction maps to show above average temps and below average rainfall through the 17th!

The springs on my hillside have dried up already and where there's no coverage, my soil (or what passes for soil) is already cracked.

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mprats(z6NJ Plainfield)

I feel your pain... That's why I'm setting up a drip irrigation system in my flower beds this year. Last summer was terrible for many plants, even natives.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2006 at 4:26PM
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roses4ever

Same here. I don't remember having to water this much so early. I have lots of soaker hoses and they are a huge help for my roses. But we really need the rain.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2006 at 4:40PM
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fmart322(Z6SNJ)

Your prayers have been answered my friend

    Bookmark   May 16, 2006 at 9:51AM
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Loretta NJ Z6

Lol! That's funny. You should have known that it would start pouring just in time to ball up your roses! Does it every year it seems.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2006 at 10:30AM
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njtea(NJ Z6)

"Your prayers have been answered my friend"

Yes, they have and I am very thankful. Now, if the wind stays away after this series of storms we should be o.k. for a while. I want everything, don't I?

    Bookmark   May 16, 2006 at 12:11PM
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Loretta NJ Z6

Can I say I told you so? Roses at the height of bloom, pelted to the ground - why do I bother with roses?

    Bookmark   June 3, 2006 at 2:49PM
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alisonn

Alright! Enough already with the rain!;)

    Bookmark   June 3, 2006 at 3:14PM
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fmart322(Z6SNJ)

"Alright! Enough already with the rain!;)"

C'mon, you know you can never get enough rain this time of year. When the summer get's going you'll be begging for rain. ;)

    Bookmark   June 3, 2006 at 10:17PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

Loretta, 'cause the roses get big and full and lush whe they have a lot of yummy rain.

Yep, gimmie the rain (with a couple of days to dry off in between showers), better, much better, than drought.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2006 at 2:59PM
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Loretta NJ Z6

I'd rather have a lot of rain before and after but not during prime time.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2006 at 10:55PM
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roses4ever

Loretta, I'm with you. I want lots of rain while the roses as actively growing and loading up with blooms, then lots of rain after the have finished their first flush and are resting and loading up for their next flush!

Not asking too much is it? It also beat the heck out of my roses this weekend too. I spent all day Sunday cleaning up roses!!! I'd rather be just enjoying them right now, instead I have tons of blooms and petals all over the ground!!! :(

Oh well, we have to take the bad with the good sometimes!

    Bookmark   June 5, 2006 at 12:25PM
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