Monday, May 17, 2010

Rain: Rain Again (May 17-18, 2010)

Rain again. By the morning of the 18th we had had another 0.70 inches, bringing the 2009-2010 total to 32.30 inches here in Santa Rosa--more than an inch above the historical average of 31.01 inches (and some locations have had several inches more than us). The rain this year has made maintaining the garden a breeze. A few roses have suffered from blackspot because of the wetness and the big Euphorbias have a rust on them, but generally it's been a good thing. Everything is lush and green. In 2009, the rain stopped in March. Most of the plants were already struggling at this time last year. The downside is that I'll have to spray the grapes with sulfur all over again--probably on Thursday morning, as more rain is predicted for wednesday.

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