This thread is in reply to a blog post by LysmachiaMoon entitled "rainy summer".
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Jun 18, 2015 8:05 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
... It would be nice to have just one dry breezy sunny day a week to get some of this stuff dried out a bit.


If we could only order that and have it fulfilled! Rolling on the floor laughing I'm not going to complain about the rain either, but I'm somewhat concerned that the new plantings will face difficulties once the spigot is finally turned off. They may have been babied through perfect growing conditions for too long to have established adequate roots for hot dry weather. It's definitely been nice weather for seed starting though; they pop up really fast!

I admire your dedication to your blog postings. I can always find something interesting to read here. Thumbs up

Thank you!
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


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Jun 20, 2015 11:24 AM CST
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Region: Pennsylvania Keeper of Poultry
I never thought of that! (Oh gee thanks, another thing to worry about :lol:). I think this might be all my fault. In May I dragged out my immense and complicated system of hoses (each hose and connector numbered, with a corresponding map) , laid them all out, hooked them up, repaired leaks, bought new washers, etc. "There," I said out loud, "ready for a dry summer." Then the rains started.... Tell me, does anyone know...can hoses be damaged by mold? Rolling on the floor laughing
I am not "country" I am "landed gentry."
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Jun 20, 2015 4:57 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Yours and mine both, then! I used the better part of three days worth of spring gardening time to put up several really big shade sails to provide relief from the sun, and now there isn't any!

The wet has been so consistent that I even have a flax plant blooming in the teensy bit of chaff left in a crevice of my bird feeding station!

Rolling on the floor laughing
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


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Jun 21, 2015 5:20 PM CST
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Region: Pennsylvania Keeper of Poultry
I am pulling out silver maple seedlings from between my DECK BOARDS. We found more seedlings sprouting in the rain gutters.
I am not "country" I am "landed gentry."
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Jun 21, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
I agree This seems to be a really good year for gutter growth, too. Cracks in stumps have provided weedy flowers as well, and now there are seedlings growing in the muck of algae growth on my fountain rocks. They aren't going to get cleaned any time soon, either.

The sun was out here today though Hurray! , so maybe it'll be out for you tomorrow. Smiling
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


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