Finally, rain.

plantmaven(8b/9a TX)July 2, 2012

I was so thrilled to watch it fill my new rain barrell. It came down so fast the gutters ran over. wooooo !

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beachplant(9b)

We got new gutters last week, now just waiting on enough rain to watch them work. Rain barrels are next.

Congrats on the rain! Woot!
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 8:29PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

I'm glad you got some, but we didn't get but a tenth of an inch in the rain gauge. I can pretty much guarantee that anybody six blocks east of where I live gets three times the amount of rain ... LOL

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 10:19PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Hey, all I got was cloud cover, but I didn't have to water as much.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 10:28PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I watched a BLACK column march just to the East of me and yesterday one went to the west and the day before, oh, you get the picture. I live in the PUTEE triangle. Things are getting brown. I missed a day of watering and all the salvias that I was rooting shriveled up. They had nice roots on them too. So I am in morning.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 12:15AM
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ruthz

No rain here, but the clouds were welcomed.
Kept it cooler at least.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 12:49PM
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beachplant(9b)

our chances go up next week. Come on rain!
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   July 6, 2012 at 4:09PM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

Hasn't it been wonderful?!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 9:25AM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Yes! I'm reporting in with 2 1/2 in. total in the last few days. Not at much as some of you got, but I'm sure not complaining :-)

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 9:44AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Not so fortunate here in my part of North Texas..........One nice shower for about ten minutes is all I got, but am grateful for that. Also happy for those of you that did receive much needed moisture in July.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 9:51AM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

I heard that Austin got 10 in.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 1:21PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

In three days I got 6", so I am happy. Wast of Austin got 8-10' 2 days ago. I did not here what it got yesterday. It has been wet around here . I am almost topped off in my rain tanks. That means 20,000 galls for the rest of the summer YEA. we were under half. I start sweating it and letting some vegetables die off when we start to hit below half and a lot of the summer to go. This takes the preasure off and when DH gives me the "evil eye" for surreptitiously watering, I just turn my back and continue what I was doing, independant cuss that I am.

I am starting to move my more sensitive cactus under cover. More rain is coming.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 3:35PM
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beachplant(9b)

Rain, rain and more rain. The streets are flooding, especially in Houston. Moved the newly potted plumeria to the porch before they drown.
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 4:34PM
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Ann_in_Houston(z9 Houston)

I'm hoping the trench the dear hubby dug around the border stones to curb the spread of the grass will carry away some of the excess. I have lost as many plants to constant rain as to drought over the years.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 1:47AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Yea, I saw that the rain that PASSED us took up residence in your areas.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 12:43PM
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Ann_in_Houston(z9 Houston)

It's predicted for ALL next week. I hope they're wrong. You know we'd love to share some back your way.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 1:18PM
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gmatx zone 6

You can send some of that rain up here to the Texas Panhandle. We're doing better than last year, but we have only received 7" so far this year. Need the pastures to get quite a bit more moisture or we will be putting out hay early for the cattle. Yard is alive, but just barely.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 1:53PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I know about having to put hay out early, hoping for enough rain that I won't have to this year. Prices of coastal haven't gone down much even though there was a good crop of it here in North Texas.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 3:41PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

We had a 2 inch cloud burst Friday afternoon. There was one little red dot on the weather map for San Antonio and my yard happened to be under it. I chose to chase my trash can several lots down the street to keep it from going into the creek, praying all the time I wouldn't be struck by lightning. It out floated my slow trot until it hit a snag and I was able to grab it. Now if all that water could be channeled directly into the aquifer that would be wonderful indeed.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 9:30AM
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beachplant(9b)

heavy rainfall this am and now it looks like the sun is trying to peek out. There is rain predicted for the rest of the week. Every day the chances for tomorrow are 40% then 80-100% when you get up the next morning.

I know what you mean Anne, that is why my cactus grow on the porch roof, tired of them drowing.
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 12:53PM
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linda_tx8(8)

Over a few days, I ended up with about 8/10 inch of rain total. Feeling kind of short-changed, but glad I got that much. And Medina Lake...still needs lots of rain over the whole watershed. It's sad! El Nino, where are you?

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 2:04PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I am sorry to here that Linda. It is flooding in areas of the Big Bend. My husband was sent pictures of a friend who was helping a neighbor in his multiple cow rescues from the flash floods out there.

My 20,000 gallons are now officially full. I can water to my hearts content. I don't want to spoil these plants, do i?

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 4:35PM
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