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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 8, 2009
11:17 AM

Post #6657555

How are all the people in the dry areas doing for rain after these weekend showers ?

We have had nice slow rain, off & on since Saturday morning. Still raining this morning. Ground is getting replenished. It's lovely!

I planted the last of the seeds in the garden on Friday, so they should pop right up when the warm weather returns.

Another bumper crop year for South Central MN! Corn & Beans look great!

Bernie

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

June 8, 2009
4:19 PM

Post #6658881

Is the warm weather going to return??

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 8, 2009
11:42 PM

Post #6660793

I hope? We got rain last night and this morning, quitting after 2 & half inches of rain.

This afternoon we had some downpours, some tornado warnings and thunderstorm watches and warnings and now a bright sun is shining amongst nice fluffy white clouds.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 8, 2009
11:57 PM

Post #6660869

We got 1" for the weekend. Sun just came out now. Things will grow fast now!

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

June 9, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #6661029

We may have gotten rain, but it is still only 65! Where is the warm weather?

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #6661060

Not here that's for sure.
onegoodman1955
Normal, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 9, 2009
2:21 AM

Post #6661522

rain, rain, rain...now humid, humid, humid...grass needs mowing...roses aren't happy...iris bloom period are shortened by the pounding rain, rain, rain...daylilies and oriental lilies are drinking up the rain, rain, rain...my toad died.

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

June 9, 2009
3:26 AM

Post #6661868

Aww poor toad!

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2009
9:58 AM

Post #6662405

get another.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2009
10:35 AM

Post #6662472

Onegoodman, I'm so sorry to hear this. We have gotten tons of rain. I've used Safer sulphur and a baking soda with a sticking agent mix every few days to keep my susceptible roses roses from getting blackspot.

Did your toad really die? We got rain at a level that caused flash flooding yesterday. Thank goodness for Lee Valley's peony supports.

It will get better.

Donna

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

June 9, 2009
12:48 PM

Post #6662801

The high temperature for tomorrow is 57

I think someone forgot to send the memo - it is June for crying out loud!

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2009
5:48 PM

Post #6664145

Jeannie who was supposed to send the memo? I'm unclear with that...

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 9, 2009
6:08 PM

Post #6664229

I sent one but it was returned for insufficient postage.

Nice day except for cool & cloudy!

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2009
6:15 PM

Post #6664255

cool here but the sun is out.Well cool its 62* but when you're longing for upper 70's lower 80's its cool.

Now of course if it were November...I'd be singing a different tune altogether;

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

June 9, 2009
6:57 PM

Post #6664420

Yeah, but I wouldn't be trying to get my veggies planted in November!

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2009
7:24 PM

Post #6664530

Tis true, tis true
enya_34
Madison, WI

June 9, 2009
7:49 PM

Post #6664625

It was more noise than water for me - nothing got washed off into the ravine this year yet. I am counting on my 6" berm to hold or at least reroute volumes of water when they come. What I am not happy about are the temps. I remember taking pictures of my irises in t-shirts last year not in a jacket :(

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2009
8:05 PM

Post #6664685

My husband made some makeshift rainchains for the side of the house that NEVER gets the rain (the eves hang over way to far) anyway looks crude but hey they worked, they really really worked.

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enya_34
Madison, WI

June 9, 2009
9:35 PM

Post #6665008

Cool! What did they do?

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2009
10:26 PM

Post #6665173

The water runs down the chain and is positioned to where it drips right at the base of the plant. It is so cool.
enya_34
Madison, WI

June 10, 2009
6:47 AM

Post #6667281

That's clever! I always thought of rain chains just as an alternative to down spouts. How did he hook up the small chains to the gutters? I have a spot where this idea will do the trick - planted by a down spout but the way I did it the water does not get to the plants :(

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