• Gardening in the Rain

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    "Gardening in the Rain" by Brian Kershisnik

    “Gardening in the Rain” by Brian Kershisnik

    Does rain interrupt your gardening?

    First rain storm of the season and what gardener alive doesn’t love that?  Some people dance and sing in the rain, but we’re gardeners, so we go out to the garden!  Or we’re out there already when a sudden rain starts to fall.  But you’re not finished!

    Get into your oldest clothes and grungiest shoes, for easy bulb planting, for easy weeding. Watering chores are over and the drip system turned off for the season. The air is spicy with the soapy scent of wild sage.  Breathe in!

    Gardener in the rain

    No one will interrupt you out there,  in case they might be asked to help, and even though this will confirm your gardening obsession, you already knew that!  No heat or bugs will bother you and you’ll feel like a kid, getting all muddy and dirty. When was the last time you did that?

    When the rain stops is fun to photograph your flowers,…all bejeweled in raindrops.

    Jeweled purple euphorbia

    Afterward, with a cup of hot tea and your clothes in the washer, you can listen to the rain soaking into all the roots of your newly planted babies. It’s a delightful feeling!   We love rain!

    Rainy boots


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    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.


    1. Candy Suter says:

      Very nice. It’s too cold to play in the rain here yet!