Pippi21's blog: Rain, Rain, go away, Pippi21 wants to come out and play!

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 6:33 AM

<p>We needed the rain so bad but since Friday, we've had a total of 5 plus inches of rain. I had plans to do a few garden tasks today but it doesn't look like I'll get anything done. I can always do laundry and maybe the rain will stop later on today. At least I don't have to do any watering chores today!</p>
<p>Yvonne was here yesterday for a visit but couldn't stay for lunch but she gave me not only some helpful tips but some garden advice when I asked. We decided that I definately should cut back the woody like stalks on the daylilies so they would look neater. The raspberry wine monarda should be cut back; she said it looked like mildew and heat stress and hers has done that before too. What a delightful person she is; I really enjoy being around her. I did these two things after dinner yesterday, and pulled some weeds out of the bed, cut back the purple columbine and gathered its dried seed pods, hoping there are seeds left in there that may have not opened and dumped out already. When I cut back the bee balm, I noticed lot of little seedlings started already. We had 2 1/2 in. of rain on Thursday night and another shower yesterday afternoon, so things were still good and wet when I was working in the flowerbeds. I need to cut back the gladiola foliage. Also spray the double sun-gold rudbeckia and Malva Zebrina. Something is eating it and I can't see any insect on it but I have to wait till rain is gone to do that. We had more rain last night and it's still raining now. Lloyd said the rain gauge shows 2 in. rec'd since yesterday afternoon.        </p>

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