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.