Daily Archives: April 13, 2012

Rain Much?

Sounds like the weather forecast will be raining on my gardening parade for the next several days.  It’s supposed to be raining for the next 4 days straight here with maybe 1 clear day and then 3 more days of rain.  At least my newly planted little broccoli, spinach, and pea seeds will be getting a good bath.  Hope they don’t drown!

Yesterday it was so beautiful out!  After I planted my peas, I did a little bit of other yard work at my mom’s too.  I cleared away some leaves around her hostas that are starting to poke up through the ground, and spread some fresh mulch around the perennial garden that I put in for her for Mother’s Day several years ago.

In knowing about all this rain in the forecast, I also had thoughts of mowing the grass, it’s reeeeally long, but it’s mostly my daughter’s job and I was busy doing other things.  Well, she wasn’t able to get to it and now I’m afraid that by the time it dries out enough to mow it’ll be so long that it will be like a jungle and we’ll have to whack through it with machetes.  😉

Oh well, rain is a part of spring and it brings life to the growing things.  Over the past couple of weeks I’ve noticed all sorts of beautiful growing things.  From the lilacs I mentioned in Gardening Adventures Part 8

To the gorgeous apple blossoms on my mom’s tree…

To the cheerful bright yellow dandelions growing in the cracks and crevasses of my sis’s patio.

(Dandelions get such a bad rap. 😦  Just for the record…  I happen to like them!)


Anyway, with all this rain in the forecast I guess I’ll have to find some indoor activities to occupy myself with in the meantime.

Maybe I’ll finally go and see The Hunger Games.  🙂