...and our nursery has never had more perennials than we have now.
Last night we got some rain then the front escaped with a high following, showing off its characteristic awesome sunset that we get after each storm passes by. I just had to go out and take a picture. Too bad my phone can’t take a wide angle photo. Maybe it can, I just don’t know how to do it.
The rain we got last night came in two downpours with each one getting things wet but not penetrating the rock hard concrete-like soil.
Do not think for one nano-second that any of the rain we got makes one difference in the sad state of the hydrology in Connecticut now- it doesn’t.
And... if you have planted anything this spring or last fall, you need to water by hand... with a hose.
One woman bought a butterfly bush that began to die within a day or so. When asked, “yes,” she is watering daily. When pressed on her watering technique, she said her irrigation was watering it.
“No, it’s probably not enough,” I told her. The pot the plant came in is 12” deep, and an irrigation system designed for lawns just gets things wet visually. I told her to water with a hose instead.
Another lady said her trees arrived just in time for the rain. She got her trees three days ago, and it rained last night. I informed her about proper watering (and how rain does not count), and I hope these examples serve as a gentle reminder to everyone to get that water down into that root system if you wish for plant success during this trying time.