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By the way, PETRICHOR is defined as “THE SMELL OF EARTH AFTER RAIN”.
To a gardener, rain is generally a welcome blessing. Rainfall and plants are usually a match made in heaven. We sure have had our share of rainfall, and petrichor, this past week in the Richmond area. Going into this latest rainfall, we were about 2 inches behind our normal rainfall for the year. Well, needless to say, we are now in the positive for the year which is a good thing. I had close to 5 inches of rain at my house Thursday night into Friday morning and over 8 inches with this latest storm. Then, we had more storms and showers Tuesday evening. We are saturated needless to say. I don’t want to jinx this good fortune but sometimes there can be too much of a good thing.
With all the rain that we have received this past week, a lot of questions from customers who are concerned about future plant problems. Customers are asking “will too much rain kill plants?” There’s no question that excessive rain on plants can cause plenty of trouble in the garden. So, what are some of the concerns after heavy rains?
RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY
COME AGAIN ANOTHER DAY
MOMMY & DADDY WANT TO GARDEN
(It should be MOMMY AND DADDY WANT TO PLAY but I took the liberty to change it up a little)
This nursery rhyme seems fitting right now. Have you looked at our extended weather forecast? We have rain predicted again this weekend. Our rivers, streams, and reservoirs are nice and full. I just hope that come summer we will continue to have good timely rainfall and keep our yearly rainfall total in the positive.