If you were lucky enough to get rain on Saturday night, as we did in Central Texas, then you will already be noticing a big difference in your gardens. It wasn't just due to the big drink of water they had but to what was in the water.
For one thing we had quite and electrical storm and it went on and on for over 2 hours. Those nitrogen molecules created by the storm combined with the hydrogen in the water and gave the plants a much needed shot of fertilizer. Also the rain picked up dust, containing trace elements and micro organisms, which gave an additional boost to the soil.
Like them or not the pink evening primroses, Oenothera speciosa, are clearly here to stay. I love it when they drape over the pathways.
And the chocolate daisy, Berlandiera lyrata, that I am so longing to cut back just won't stop blooming. How could I cut it back when it greets me with that wonderful morning chocolate fragrance.
Now the Coneflowers, Echinacea purpurea, are in full bloom.
The mullein has shot up overnight. It will flower this week but will be removed before it sows seed. See the Tick seed, Coreopsis tinctoria, doing its best to get in the picture.
And I had to remove the cover off the squash as their growth was restricted by the netting. I haven't seen an egg on my other squash for several days. That one was a trap squash on which the squash vine borer really went to town.
With more rain promised this week and some cooler nights the garden should quickly spring back to life.