Not really. The plants need the rain for growing.
It’s been a wild week on the prairie. We’ve had snow and sleet, freezing temperatures, and now, rain. Most days, the sky has been covered in clouds, so Brit’ Gal Sarah should feel right at home. I long for those Oklahoma blue skies, but clouds mean higher nighttime temperatures, which help those tiny, new leaves to adjust.
This morning, my deciduous magnolia looks a fright with her previously frozen, previously purple blooms hanging limp and brown. I will go out later (once it warms a little) and clean them off her branches. The rest of the plants though look pretty good considering. I keep telling myself to be grateful for the moisture no matter what form it takes.
Here’s a collage to show a small sampling of what’s going on in my garden, along with our ever changing weather.
Don’t forget, tomorrow is Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day hosted by our own Indiana Carol. I’ll have more pictures and a post for that too.
What are the green leaves between the fountain photo and the tulips? Borage or ? Spring is coming to your garden and it is looking lovely!
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Leslie, that’s Lamb’s Ears. Thank you.~~Dee
This weather is nuts! Normal or not, its nuts:)
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I agree, Carla, and today, it is warm as apple pie straight out of the oven.~~Dee
I am happy to see the rain today, even though it keeps me indoors. my garden was getting to be quite dry and needs the moisture.
Me too, Keewee.~~Dee
The weather has been strange in zone 7 gardens…quite a ride we’ve had for the last many weeks! I do think we are about to catch a break and see a bit of sunshine! I hope you do, too! Btw, the collage does tell the weather tale we’ve had. gail
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Hi Gail, I think you’ve had more rain that we have. Loved that post about garden grandeur. I get that too.~~Dee
Chiot's Run says
Haven’t you heard that saying, “God made rainy days so gardeners could get their housework done”. I always use those days for seed starting ore reading a great gardening book.
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Lisa at Greenbow says
After having a few nice warm days that little bit of snow in your garden looks reallly cold to me. I am ready for spring to arrive and stay. Your blooms look so bright and cheerful.
Dee .. I think rainy is best out of a decievingly sunny day here but COLD and windy .. you can’t do anything yet because things are still frozen .. now if we get some warm rain .. that would help .. send yours over here girl !! Love the crocus !!
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Sounds like we are sharing a weather pattern. I’m with Brenda trying to keep from being swept away. Stay warm and dry:)
Carol, May Dreams Gardens says
I can’t hardly believe you had snow last week. It just got cold here, and our plants are as far along as yours, so no harm done. We do have to keep reminder ourselves… it’s much needed water, regardless of what form it comes in.
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Brenda Kula says
Yes, we’re about to drown here or be swept down river ourselves. But I keep telling myself, as you are, that it’s so good for our spring plants.
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Mr. McGregor's Daughter says
I love those Tulips. They look so perfect. I hate when the Magnolia blooms get zapped. They always look so pathetic & sad.
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It’s been a weird month for weather Dee. We had snow earlier this month which is late in the season for us. Your blooms look happy inspite of the weather!
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Cindy, MCOK says
Oh, those crocus, those crocus, those crocus! How I envy you those crocus! ::: sigh :::
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