Hello folks! I hope this post finds you all well. Yesterday morning I was awakened by high wind, thundering, and pouring rain. I think it is called a thunderstorm. 🙂 It rained a little a few days ago, around 1/4″, but there was barely any breeze with it and I wasn’t at home when it happened. Anyway, somehow 1/4″ appeared in my rain gauge.
Remember I had to move the potted plants to the front porch because of the Japanese Beetles? They are doing very well here. The front of the house faces west but there two maple trees in the front yard that give shade from late afternoon sun.
Some have asked why there are bricks around the pots. I started doing that a long time ago so the wind won’t blow the pots over or out into the yard.
At first, I didn’t want to get out of bed to see the plants without bricks blown away. When I did take a look I saw that they were fine.
Even the two very small empty pots on the railing were still sitting where I had left them. All that wind and they are still sitting there. 🙂
The rain wasn’t over and we continued getting a few showers throughout the day and evening.
The rain was a great blessing and we really needed it.
I went to the back porch and saw that even the pots on the potting table were still where I left them the night before.
The bowls I mix soil in were nearly full of water.
The Alocasia ‘Portora’ was smiling with her leaves waving in the breeze. I still need some bigger pots so I can separate the four or five plants in this pot. I think that’s why they are so small.
As of yesterday around noon, we had received around 2 3/4 of an inch. It rained off and on since then but still hasn’t made the 3-inch mark.
All is well and we have a lot to be thankful for. The cows, calves, chickens, and cats are all well. The plants are doing great for the most part. The Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ in the shade bed succumbed to the additional light caused by the Japanese Beetles eating the leaves on the trees. I expected that and was thinking about moving the plant but didn’t get it done in time. It may not be too late to save it so I better give it a shot. I don’t know that much about Bugloss. The two purple Gomphrena didn’t make it, but the white-flowered plants are making up for their loss.
Well, it’s time to get up and get busy for the day. I am finished with my morning coffee now.
Until next time, stay well, positive, be safe and I hope you have a great rest of your day. As always, get DIRTY!