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    Finally rain!

    We've finally got some rain here in West MI. It has been very hot 10 to 15 degrees above normal. Broken some records for highs and I swear must have for lack of rain! Though they haven't said that. This is the 1st rain in almost 3 weeks! I've been busy trying to get the gardens weeded, soaker hoses and mulched, getting the annuals and some new perennials planted.
    Happy Growing,
    Vicki in West. Mich.

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    Congratulations, Vicki!

    We have been in the same boat...

    I think I must have gotten 2-3" in the last two days, and that is more than I have had in 3 months or more.

    AND we have been having record breaking high temperatures, as well.

    I won't complain, as long as the ground is wet so I can finally start digging and getting some of these babies in the ground.

    We won't talk about weeding. I don't think I'll ever get all of that done.

    Stilll, it is nice to have some decent rain for a change.

    Now, I must hush! Because hurricane/tropical storm season is upon us, and I'm ready for a quiet year.

    Oh, my first purple coneflower bloom opened today, so does that tell you how dry it has been?

    Cheers!
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


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    Hi all. We got some decent rain last night too. It has been so dry that all I get done some days is watering. I think my water bill was more last month than ever. We have been having "scattered showers", but I don't appear to be in the scattering zone. That is mostly toward one of the lakes usually. Maybe that weather pattern is breaking up. I hope so for all of us. I also hope no bad hurricanes for anyone this year.
    tennessee sue

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    We are in for 90's --up to 99 on Sunday. No rain in sight. We've had way too much already. So, heat + water =Humidity. Ick !
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    Heat and humidity are here. Worst part is, despite all the rain a week ago, it's time to haul the garden hose all around. ..in the heat and humidity !
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    Now I get to play move the sprinkler all the while knowing that it could rain tonight. But, if it doesn't rain, tomorrow is forecasted to be much worse than today and I don't want to lug sprinklrs.
    I am bowing out of the Daylily Show this year; it's tomorrow. Too much work and too much work needs to happen right here at home. Anyway, I have my own Daylily Show every day in my own backyard and they all win ribbons !
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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