Hope you are well. If you are in the Southwestern Ontario area that's had so much rain lately ... I hope you are also dry! I haven't checked the Environment Canada tally but we must have had two bouts of rain over the last two weeks that that had over 5cm of rain each time.
I actually went out and purchased two new garbage cans to store rainwater in! Couldn't afford proper rain barrels or hose attachments, but I bucketed water from the one catch-barrel into the others and now have three on the porch. The two proper rainbarrels at the side of the house were already full from the previous rain, as was a container by the back door, one by the vegetable garden, and every small buckets and watering can around the place.
And it rained a bit this evening! Just to get a last measure in for June.
So a June with an overabundance of rain follows May with really no rain.
The interior of British Columbia is having a heat wave. The Canadian Prairies are having drought. And who knows if Ontario here will get rain for the rest of the summer!?
Welcome to climate change and weather anomalies.
I wonder if anyone has yet put together the garden workshop series on Gardening for Climate Change, or a book of that title.
A further odd thing is that we have all the things we did not plant specifically growing huge around the gardens. Things like peppers, tomatoes, beets, and basil - things we planted - are growing slowly.
I don't really know what it means ... perhaps just to be happy for the herbs we've got in abundance. More catnip this year than I've ever seen. Taller day lilies and coffee chicory.
Lots of flowers.
I'll take that.
Best regards to all!