Rain

cyn427 (zone 7)August 12, 2014

Rain, glorious rain! I wasn't going to plant any more this year, but now...

I have never bought hostas from any place other than mail order nurseries that we all like and trust, but after reading jonnyb's post about Lowes, I am so tempted to head out this afternoon or tomorrow to see what I can find around here.

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Jon 6a SE MA

2-3 inches headed here tomorrow with flash flood warnings. Maybe a good time to see if they have any more bargains.

Jon

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 3:32PM
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santamiller(8b TX)

Send some of that rain south!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 5:07PM
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Jon 6a SE MA

Still some left. (2) more Earth Angels and (4) more Sagae.

It won't last much longer. They have a sign up now. Before I just accidentally found out about the clearance, now they will be gobbled up.

I don't think I'm going to get them in today and tomorrow will be a washout. Thursday with the grandson....hmmm, these could stay in the pots for a few days. I like candles too.

Jon

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 5:53PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

Speaking of rain......we just had the flood gates burst here! Wow, did the heavens open up, thunder, intense lightning...a real show!

In preparation for The City's eventual replacement of my city-owned maple tree (ugh ...ugh...in relation to moisture robbing roots that encroach my front garden), I spent some time this morning digging out sun loving, rock-garden-type perennials. Then I loaded up the wheelbarrow full and wheeled it to the side of the house.

A couple of hours later the rain storm hit and lasted a good forty minutes....when it stopped I thought I had better check the wheelbarrow. Good thing because the pots were swimming! I rescued the plants, filled 4 buckets with the rainwater, sloshed the remainder into a bed and rinsed out the wheelbarrow.

Take a look at my "ark", lol.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:16PM
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Jon 6a SE MA

In order to quickly water the nether regions, I sometimes fill up my wheelbarrow and wobble over to what needs watering and slosh away. It gets strange looks from passers by, but it is effective. Quicker than dragging out a lot of hose or dragging buckets.

Jon

This post was edited by jonnyb023 on Wed, Aug 13, 14 at 9:40

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:33PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

LOL! Wobble is right! I inadvertently drowned a hosta because I couldn't control the water displacement! It was like a tsunami effect...

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 8:58PM
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Jon 6a SE MA

It does take blind aim, a good deal of concentration and a steady hand.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 9:35PM
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santamiller(8b TX)

We got three inches yesterday evening. Thanks. :)

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 8:43AM
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Jon 6a SE MA

'welcome. We are getting a couple today.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 9:41AM
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