I had a puddle this morning.

christie_sw_mo(Z6)August 1, 2012

I had a little puddle on my driveway this morning and the ground was wet except under my bigger trees where it's still dusty. Not enough rain to go through the leaves and hit the ground there. My rain gauge says we got almost a tenth. Maybe that'll give the moles someplace else to dig besides under the plants that I've been watering.

I got a lot of watering done yesterday. It stayed cloudy and felt cool even though it was in the 90's. I was in and out almost all day moving the hose around watering shrubs and trees. I have a few that look pretty crispy.

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helenh(z6 SW MO)

I thought one of your dogs did it when I read the title. No rain here but I'm glad you got a little. A tenth of an inch can add up if it runs off a building. My azaleas by the barn are something I don't want to lose. A little shower would water those plants. Lots of things are crispy here. I think it will take a tropical storm of some type to get enough rain. Also when I read your title I thought of puddles for butterflies. The insects and frogs are using the water I have in stock tanks and dog water. The boys have a kiddie pool which only Honey uses as a pool,but everything is drinking from it. The other night I saw two frogs in the dog water bowl. Wasps visit the water too.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 12:26PM
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gldno1

No puddles here! the drive looked wet though.

We are still watering critical things only.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 7:36AM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

Not that kind of puddle thank goodness. lol
I didn't even have to dump out my raingauge. It just evaporated on its own.
I don't like being teased. I think it would be easier to take if there were no rain chances at all. I hate this 20 or 30 percent and then nothing.
I'm trying to water what I would miss the most and what would be the most difficult to replace. I still haven't watered my lawn at all.
Hope your azaleas make it Helen. The photos you posted this spring were sooo pretty.
Glenda - you haven't been posting as much so I've wondered if you're getting discouraged with gardening. I hope next year is easier. I've been getting discouraged myself and should cut down. My shade garden plants are sort of scattered around under different trees and it makes it hard to keep those watered. I need to dig up my favorites and put them all in one bed then get rid of the rest.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 7:22PM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

Christie I don't believe the weatherman anymore, but I'll take any drop that happens to fall. If we get rain it will take something more than a thunderstorm. To me it is depressing like something is wrong. Last Feb. was the first time I got the big black dogs in the house for cold and this is the first time I have let them in for heat. Honey gets to come in every afternoon. I still have to entice Blackie and then push him in the door. Beau is learning it is pretty nice in the house. Forget sweeping the floor. The rest of their time is spent in a dust hole.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 8:35PM
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