Are we happy? You bet we are! It’s raining. I understand it’s supposed to rain all weekend! All of us in the Pacific Northwest are ready for this rain, it’s been MUCH TOO DRY! Our gardens have needed to be watered because they haven’t gotten any help from Mother Nature this summer. Our forests are ablaze because of drought and our reservoirs are being depleted. We are supposed to cut back on our water use, just when most of us just want to water our gardens.
This is the time we should have been planning for. We should have been planting plants that don’t need so much water; we should have been mulching; we should have remembered not to water from above, but from below (soaking); our lawns should be shrinking (bringing our garden beds further into the lawn area); we should have been watering deeply (running the hose very gently for a longer period of time); and finally we should remember to plant our trees and perennials in the fall if possible.
I found a wonderful video about fall planting and why it’s so important. Try visiting this site. The video is put out by the Seattle Channel. It explains why fall planting is so helpful for our plants. It makes a lot of sense! It just takes a few minutes to view.
Enjoy the rain! 🙂