When you get almost half as much rain as your location gets in a year, in 10 hours….
Yes you read that correctly – we have had 9.5 inches of rain and counting in the last 10 hours.
In my garden, it looks like this:
I think my creeping germander has drowned :( I just finished planting my two front meadow gardens this week – both sides the same – only 3 species plus 3 evergreen anchors. Gulf muhly, echinacea, gomphrena and evergreen yuccas. I hope they make it. I have to fix the grade here and slope it out… We are under water here in North Central San Antonio folks…. when rosemary and yucca rigida are in standing water – it can’t be good. :(Oh please don’t drown guys! Desert willows, texas sage, muhly grasses, opuntia…all dry lovers! YET, all native so I have my fingers crossed they will pull through…. I feel kinda ill…BUT thankful my family is safe….and our home is not flooded.
This is going to be a big challenge for a lot of the plants in my garden….this is a lot of water and I am anxious that they may not make it….I have never seen this before…but if they do, then I think they can handle anything!!!!! I hope they are up for the challenge. This event will give me confidence in my gardens strength or cause me to really re-think a lot – and start over :(
I’ll keep in touch from San Antonio….and let you know how the plants make out. Right now, I just feel lucky…across the street we have abandoned cars half under water with caution tape, houses flooding, and police closing the roads.
Stay safe central Texans xoxoxo
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