I spoke too soon at my last post here about not getting heavy rainfall on Monday. That night we had such a torrent of rain that there was significant flooding in one part of the city. We don't usually get floods here despite the fact we get a lot of rain.
I also saw on the news tonight that there has been significant rain and damage in a small northern city called Dawson Creek. Not Dawson City in the Yukon, but Dawson Creek which is located at Mile "0" of the Alaska Highway. Dawson Creek is in the beautiful Peace River District in northeastern British Columbia.
My small garden is okay even with all the extra rainfall.
Here are a few photos.
|The cherry tomatoes are starting to grow.|
|The snap peas are also growing.|
The rodents are still eating my kale. I've planted a few more but have been too tired to try and cover them with netting. My starter seeds of lettuce did not germinate well and whatever did was picked and eaten by the crows. The crows also ate all the sunflower seeds I was trying to start so instead I've planted some seeds directly in the ground and covered and watered them well. We'll see if they will grow. I let the English cucumber stay too long in the nursery pot but it has been planted, as have the peppers. We'll see how they do. The recent soaking of the soil will help a lot.
The heavy rain was also good for the pansies and violas. Though if one looks closely you can see that a number of leaves got too much water. I've found these plants like more water than hot sun and it can be difficult to keep them happy when the sunny days are plentiful.
I love pansies.
This year it was difficult to find any so I only have 2 small pots of them.
Normally I have about 5 pots of pansies of all colours.
|This colour of petunias looks rather nice. I also have deep fuschia coloured ones.|
The sky was rather dull by the time I took photos.
I missed the opportunity when the sun came out.
I think we will have more rain tomorrow (Friday).
Have a great weekend everyone.
I'm joining in with Skywatch Friday today.
A big 'thank you' to our faithful
Skywatch Friday team of Yogi, Sandy, and Sylvia.