Friday, October 24, 2008

Something we don't see very often!



I can't remember the last time I saw 100% chance of rain in our forecast!

The rain started late last night. We got an inch overnight and it is still raining. I'm sure our garden is thankful for this. I know I am!

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17 comments:

Les, Zone 8a said...

Congratulations! Now just watch out for those very un-Alabama-like lows next week.

Frances said...

Hi Phillip, just like you, it has been so long that the sight of it on the weather forecast is a shock to the system. They promised us two inches but we are now at less than one half inch in my rain gauge. Sometimes all around our little microclimate get some without us even getting wet. sigh. Poor gardens. The prediction is close to freezing early next week. Hope you are ready for that! ;->
Frances
http://fairegarden.wordpress.com/

Frances said...

I would be happy with one half inch, the rain gauge reads less that one tenth of an inch.

Frances

Jess said...

I'm thankful for the rain as well! I planted onions two days ago, we'll see what happens with them. It's getting cold! We made our first fire last night :) Hope you have a great day!!

Jamie and Randy said...

That's liquid gold up in your neck of the woods. I bet you have some happy hydrangeas!

Jess said...

I saw this freecycle posting today. Would you be interested? We cannot plant anything in the ground at our place. Just let me know :) I'm sure you could bring them back to a healthy state! There's an email address if you want it.

"I have two rosebushes. One is a dark pink color, and I can't remember what the other one looked like. They haven't been very well taken care of, but I think that if someone takes them and takes good care of them that they'll do well again. I just don't want to fool with them anymore, and my dad (whose yard they were in) doesn't take care of
them either. They will be bare-root, so they need to be picked up ASAP. Thanks!"

Defining Your Home said...

Never seen that one either! Hope you wanted rain!

Looks like frost for us, too. I still have roses, Encore azaleas, salvia, verbena, coneflowers and agastache in bloom.

Cameron

Carolyn gail said...

100 percent doesn't leave room for much doubt now does it ? So happy to see that forecast, Phillip.

There's no substitute to a good drenching rain. We just got one last night and with our cooler temps it'll last longer. My hydrangea was beginning to droop also because I've shut the water off.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yahoooooooo. Good for you and your garden. I know you probably need more but doesn't it feel great to have all that moisture in the air and soil again??!?

Dave said...

We got around 2 inches between last night and today, how did you all do? Those rainy days feel good when they finally come!

Layanee said...

Perfect temperatures for gardening now that the rain has made your garden ready for all those new plants. I will have to try some of those mail order nurseries.

Gail said...

Yippee! You needed that...we also had rain. It was a relief to not have to drag the house around again!

gail

Annie in Austin said...

Congratulations on your rain, Phillip - it's good to see our garden blogging friends get some of the precious drops on their gardens.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

reddnas1 said...

Phillip, I'm doing a happy dance for you right now. Rain is a very good thing, and often, we don't have enough either.~~Dee

Roses and Lilacs said...

LOL, weathermen aren't much into commitment;) I'm glad you're getting some rain.
Marnie

Skeeter said...

We had an inch and half in the gauge when we got back from our 9 day vacation! Yeah for the rain....

Jon said...

Phillip, such a treat for me to sneak back online for a while to post a few things and to visit your awesome blog once again. Thanks for your comment and kind words on my blog while I was off on medical leave.

Best regards, Jon at Mississippi Garden on 11-1-08