The Garden After A Bath

Another huge thunderstorm brought thunder and lightning this evening and some of the heaviest rain I have seen in a while. The water that collected into rivulets in the meditation circle and at the edges of the garden is starting to recede, but showers continue dumping more rain. It will be challenging to see the Perseid meteor shower tonight, but I hardly mind. Recent rain showers mean green has returned to the garden.

The garden after a storm

The garden after a storm

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22 thoughts on “The Garden After A Bath

  1. P&B

    Very lush! I love that unique smell after a rain storm, clean and green. We missed the Super moon last night too. It was very cloudy.

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  2. Annette

    Green is nice! We’ve had some very showers too last night and a couple of days ago it rained 48 l in 2 hours. I’m glad in a way as August would usually see me rushing around with watering cans.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Glad you’re getting plenty of rain this August Annette. I think plants respond better to the rain, despite how much hand-watering we provide.

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  3. Cathy

    Oh yes, very green! It looks wonderful! We are having a chilly damp spell here – quite unusual for mid-August, but I’m not complaining…. yet!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hope you got just the right amount of rain Judy. It has helped revitalize my spirit to see the garden return to green, but it would be nice not to get it all at once.

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  4. bittster

    Your lawn looks like April! Surprising how things recovered from the earlier heat and dry spell, hopefully it’s not just the weeds that will be taking off now.
    I really like how the thyme is filling in, it really defines the curve of your path.
    We finally had some rain yesterday. I love it.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      And the grass needs cutting all the time. We were going two weeks between mowings when it was so dry this summer. Glad you got some rain too!

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  5. Julie

    The smell of fresh rain on a thirsty garden is one of my favourites, everything is looking health and lush. We have also had some rain here after a very long dry spell, it was most welcome!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Julie. Rain feels like a luxury after a long dry period–glad you’re getting some rain for your garden too. Today is a beautiful, sunny day and the humidity is way down–makes for a happy day.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks. Glad you’re getting some rain too. Your cupplants were reaching pretty tall. My Irish Eyes Rudbeckia fell over in a storm–I should learn to stake it.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Donna, three inches is a lot of rain. Some of our rains have been overwhelming like that too, but I don’t have a rain gauge so don’t know the precise amounts. The rain certainly helped bring the garden back to life.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks so much Deb. In fact I do love viewing the garden from this vantage point when the moon is bright. The white and silvery plants sparkle.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      In the end this won’t be recorded as a dry summer. Heard yesterday we’ve now received twice as much rain as usual this summer–it just all came at once in the last 3-4 weeks, in huge storms.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Malc, hope you get some generous rains soon. You must have had to do a lot of hand-watering then to keep your garden in the fine shape it was for the tour.

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