GARDENERS LIKE TO COMPLAIN about the weather, so I will: Looks like my Garden Conservancy Open Day tomorrow (Saturday, June 2 from 10-4) will be a very soggy one, adding to 1.7 inches of rain that fell in a 24-hour period a couple of days ago. Feeling brave, and have an umbrella? Details and directions are on the Garden Conservancy site at this link, and there are two other local gardens open as well. You can check the evolving local forecast here. (I used a vintage Andre Jordan doodle to illustrate this one, as you can see, above. But I won’t be huddling in the kitchen; maybe I’ll set up shop inside the barn, or on the back porch instead?)
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Best of luck this weekend Margaret!
We have a Meyer Garden Walk for charity yearly this weekend in many beautiful backyards that have been manicured to perfection. It always rains; it’s just a given. Not praying for no rain…praying for no severe thunderstorms.
I live in the Pacific Northwest, We learn to love the rain, or we move away. I always hope my plants get enough in May and June to last in July and August when we have our annual drought.
Perhaps remembering that rain intensifies colors for photographs would be encouraging? I hope you can keep looking for the silver lining to your clouds. :)
Thanks, Stephanie. Haven’t had a washout OPen Day in eons, so hopefully this won’t be, either.
Hi, Julie. Very true! I am good with drizzle but this last week the rain we have been getting could knock you down, I swear. Wild! Hopefully tomorrow will be tame for at least part of the day.
Hi Margaret, Hope that rain or shine your open garden day goes well.
Thought you might like this story. A friend from England sent me a picture of their pond w/two of their frogs. (That is when I knew you’d be drawn in) Also sitting on the water was a bird, facing away from me, looked about the size of a dove, but had some blue highlighting. I messaged back and asked what kind of bird that was. His reply:
“the scientific name is plasticius duckius” It belonged to his 2yr. old daughter.
What an idiot I am ha! That and a person w/eyes over 50 that don’t see the way they used to.
Ah, we have been so dry here in our area, I’d stand out in the rain happily to attend such an event!
Sorry to hear that you are going to be rained out. Gardeners might like to complain about the rain but they are still out there! There is hope for your open day yet! Especially if you have a gorgeous garden. Remember that rain brings out the snails and if no-one comes, at least you can squish them in frustration and deal with 2 problems in one fell swoop ;)
Thanks, Narf7 and KarenJ, for the kind words of encouragement. We survived — smaller crowds by far, and lots of umbrellas and muddy feet, but all OK!
It will be beautiful! Every leaf, needle and flower got a good scrubbing here yesterday. This morning clear skies and all of the birds singing their songs of thanksgiving. I wish I could visit today!