The Arch City Gardener

Journeys In St. Louis Gardening and Beyond

Timely rain


Farmers often talk about getting a timely rain, that much needed moisture that comes at just the right time for their thirsty crops.

My little patch of ground has recently received some timely rain. The sweet woodruff ringing the catalpa tree in the front yard dries out pretty quickly. It’s clearly grateful.

With temperatures warming–but still quite variable–plants just come alive. The ostrich fern have grown 4 or 5 inches. So graceful and pretty. And the rain barrels are replenished and filled to the brim.

And the peonies are filled with buds. I can’t wait for them to bloom. This is the third year I’ve had them in the garden and they have never looked so good.

And the azaleas just burst forth in all their awesome fuchsia glory. Mother Nature is amazing at this time of year.


Author: mjarz

Welcome to the Arch City Gardener. My name is Mimi and I started this blog to share my journeys in learning to garden in St. Louis County, Missouri and learn more from my readers who garden. Thanks for reading The Arch City Gardener.

5 thoughts on “Timely rain

  1. Farmers in California irrigate crops. California would not be as agriculturally productive as it is without irrigation. There is no rain for half of the year.

  2. The ring of Woodruff looks wonderful around the tree. We have it growing in woods behind our garden and it always looks so gentle.

    • Thanks. I have been very happy with this plant. Nothing would grow under this tree which is very shady when it is fully leafed out. The Woodruff is easily divided and spreads rapidly. In the summer heat, however, it requires frequent watering.

  3. The sweet woodruff really does look good at the base of the tree.

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