Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rain on the Florida Garden, or "Be careful what you wish for!"

I do keep that list of measured rainfall at the Airport near the Florida Garden. Between April 14 and May 15 we had a quarter of an inch of rain. Temperatures reached the low 90sF many of those days. That equals stress for plants, especially the ones planted the first week of April! It wasn't a surprise though, this is a typical weather pattern.

I think I may have prayed too much because we are working on 10" for the last four days and heavy rain is forecast for tonight. The upside is that this will recharge the local lakes, and they need it. The potential downside is that our house may be flooded. I guess time will tell!

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