I had a feeling that April would be a total opposite of a just too warm March. We might get rain Sunday night,then a second bigger storm Monday night- up to a 1" of rain. A deluge for us who are used to tenths or even hundredths.
Meanwhile,just going over what I have and wondering how to cut water use. Bigger saucers under them is one way. And large pots. Bad in winter when over sized pots can cause sour soil,in summer that’s close to impossible here.
How strange our weather ? December was the wettest December we have ever had- a record breaker. The end of March had the lowest snowpack ever recorded for the season 6". In 2011 it was 187" by comparison and pre drought.
Today,I found cacti that have rotted at the base because of December’s rains and weed growth. Today,I had to soak my shady backyard because all the ferns- including largeish Tree Ferns, had badly wilted.
Oh boy. Its going to be an interesting summer. Its gonna take much thought…
- 4 Apr, 2015
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