Gardening in the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver, Washington)
Driest April on record in Portland
Sad but true - the previous record was 1956 with only 0.53 inches of rain recorded for the month of April. I'm not sure what the final tally was for this month but it did not surpass that amount. In fact, it wasn't even close. I find it discouraging and scary but typical for my luck. I move to a region to enjoy a cooler and wetter climate and it starts to change. I know it is all beyond my control so I see no reason to fret over it.
The garden actually looks great but of course we water religiously. I try not to think about what this year's water bills will like or the danger of wildfires. For now, I can only enjoy the moment.