Sunday, May 3, 2009

Backyard garden or protected wetlands?

We've had nearly 4 inches of rain in the last three days alone. All my newly planted annuals are prostrate on the sodden ground - the angelonia look particularly beaten up. Maple seedlings are sprouting even as I type. The poison ivy I'm trying to eradicate under the nandina has doubled in size since Friday. The rain is off-and-on, but every time I step outside the house, even to get the newspaper, the downpour starts again. And my whole yard is one huge green sponge that goes glurp-glurp-glurp with each step.

Don't say that we need the rain. I know the southeast is in a drought, but enough, already.

4 comments:

momtofatdogs said...

Same here.

the grass is 6 inches tall, and my dogs really are hating it.

DH has to be in northern KY this whole week, so AS SOON AS IT DRIES UP, I'll have to mow the yard.

Sam

Lucy said...

Arizona would gladly take some off you. It doesn't rain enough here. Course....you know .. desert. Dry. Why would it. :)

G'G'ma said...

I feel your pain!! Last week it was us in West MI. Gully washers...one right after the other. The ditches are still full and we have friends who still have water in their basements. The water table is so high.

In August we'll be complaining about a drought...wanna bet?!

Chris said...

I hope you don't float away