Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rain, Rain...Go Away

Another Rainy Rose photo by T
Another day of rain in northwest Ohio, but the weatherman informs me, we’re not alone. It looks like half the country will be enjoying summer rain. I know all about how important rain is to gardens, fields, and everything under the sun, but enough all ready. I need to mow the lawn and can’t find a dry day to do it and I have more pots to plant!

So what do you do on a rainy day in June when uncooperative weather keeps you indoors? Here are a few rainy day ideas for gardeners:

    Things to Do on a Rainy Day

  1. Stare out the window looking over your garden and wishing it would stop raining.

  2. Do a rain dance in reverse.

  3. Put on a plastic poncho and rain boots and walk around the garden pretending to be Mother Nature watering her children.

  4. Search the internet for garden blogs, gardens to visit, and recipes to use up all those zucchinis you’ll be picking later this summer.

  5. Design a new flowerbed on graph paper.

  6. Search the newspapers for a pick-your-own Strawberry grower.

  7. Head to a nursery or garden center and check out what’s left and what’s on sale.

  8. Take your camera outside and try to capture a photo of rain falling. Get wet in the process and take a photo of flowers covered in drops of rain, instead.

  9. Call a gardening friend and commiserate together.

  10. Take the day off from gardening and pamper yourself doing whatever it is you love best…oh that IS gardening.

    “The real secret of luxuriant gardens is plenty of water.”
    -Richard C. Davids, Garden Wizardry

    Now get out there and…oh forget it.


    1. Hi
      Great blog you have here. Love your Things to do on a rainy day. Especially the first one which I do a lot of even when it isn't raining:)

    2. Thanks for stopping by. I have a penchant for daydreaming in any kind of weather.


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