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Hi, it's been a while since I posted. Been out enjoying the last few weeks of summer I guess. Anyway, while I'm not going to complain too much about this downpour we're getting in northeastern IL (in light of Ike & all), I am concerned about the deluge drowning my new plantings. Is there anything I can do or do I just hope for the best? We've already gotten 5 inches in the last 24 hours and it's supposed to keep coming all night. This past week I put in two perennial geraniums, 3 monarda, a clematis, two astilbe & a coreopsis. Do you think they'll be damaged?
We're supposed to get more rain today. Ike's leftovers. Just planted a new bed of Daylilies on Thursday. I'm a little worried about them also. Nothing you can do about it, but hope for a sunny week ahead.
duck . . . Yeah, where it's bad for some it's good for others! Just glad you all didn't get as much as we did . . . you sure didn't need any more flooding this year! We know for sure now that we need a new roof though. Ugh.
Thank goodness the rain has finally stopped! There was almost 8" of rain in my area on Saturday, not to mention all the rain on Friday and Sunday. The rear half of my back yard flooded a few inches deep but had finally completely drained this morning. There's just grass with a few daylilies and cone flowers back there which are easy to replace, and hopefully my other plants will survive the drenching. I'm wondering how long it will take to dry out though, I need to mow the lawn back there eventually!
We're in a high spot but all the fields around us are under water and some of our road washed away. I left an empty 2 gal. bucket outside on Thursday and it's filled to the top. Looks like we got at least 10" of rain. My new daylily bed looks ok, soggy, but still there. I have another 30 or so to get in the ground. I hope the sun stays out so I can dig again. I also have more plants ordered, dah! I must stay away from the Lily Auction until spring. Route 64 in Sycamore was still closed yesterday evening. Those poor folks in the trailer court are flooded again and the golf course across the street is trashed. That's the second time in a year this has happened to them.
I think they're all ok! I was extra worried about the astilbe b/c there is a lot of clay in that bed. But they're looking good and I think actually may have had a growth spurt after all that moisture. Now of course we aren't going to have any more rain for at least another week, so I've got to get the sprinkler going out there.