Into Every Life, A Little Rain May Fall

A few days ago, I planted the pots by my front door with some bright pink coleus, pink petunias, and dark red dracena. Friday afternoon, I decided I wanted a completely different combination on those pots, and I wanted that pink combination in a different pot elsewhere. So I bought what I wanted to replace them with – Kimberly Queen ferns, red petunias, and green sweet potato vine, and decided I’d spend Saturday morning redoing the pots, along with planting a bunch of caladiums, calla lilies, and other stuff. The plan worked well for about an hour, then the rain started, a few hours earlier than I hoped/expected. But it was a pleasant rain, cool but not cold, not pouring down – but not a gentle mist either. I decided to slip on my rain jacket, slip off my shoes, and keep on working. My wife, wondering where I was, came looking for me, and found me:

But like I said, it wasn’t really raining all that hard, and I had things to do!

I have to admit, not long after this, the rain started coming down pretty hard, and I was pretty much soaked by this point, so I decided I’d gotten done most of what I wanted. We ended up with about 3 1/2 inches of rain, most of which fell later in the afternoon. And after the pots I planted have recovered from the deluge, I’ll post some photos.

May 13, 2012 В· Harry В· 3 Comments
Posted in: Gardening

3 Responses

  1. Marg - May 14, 2012

    nice legs, Harry! May I borrow you and put you on one of my beaches?

  2. Harry - May 14, 2012

    Marg, it’s been a long time since anyone said that!

  3. Harry - May 14, 2012

    But feel free to plant me on a nice Nova Scotia beach somewhere!

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