Category: Rain

Enough Rain Already!

Enough Rain Already!

| January 12, 2017 | 7 Replies

Enough Rain Already! Did I just say that? It’s been raining for days, weeks now. This “atmospheric river” hitting California has been unrelenting. And it’s pouring now. Pouring! After eight years of drought, I know I can’t complain, but this is ridiculous! In fact, it was reported yesterday that severely depleted reservoirs in California are filling […]

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Time, Sleep, and the Importance of Rain

Time, Sleep, and the Importance of Rain

| October 18, 2016 | 1 Reply

Time, Sleep, and the Importance of Rain ~ My alarm went off at 7:15AM. My first thought, “I don’t have to get up.” I was comfortable. I pulled the covers back over my shoulder. My next thought, “I should get up.” Within a minute of the alarm going off, I was sitting up on the side of […]

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Rain Barrel Set-up Is Harder Than It Looks!

Rain Barrel Set-up Is Harder Than It Looks!

| March 16, 2016 | 2 Replies

Rain barrel set-up is harder than it looks, as witnessed in my latest Late Bloomer! With non-stop news about our big El Nino bringing winter rains this year, I thought it best to procure two more barrels. I set them up at the diagonal opposite of my house. Since they would be visible walking in […]

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When it Rains, it Pours

When it Rains, it Pours

| January 8, 2016 | 2 Replies

When it rains, it pours. I mean that literally and figuratively. We seriously got dumped on from the skies of El Nino on Tuesday and Wednesday. And my water vessels were already full. As the rain came down here and blessed Southern California, an old friend in Tennessee was taking flight, after a few years of […]

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Planting Seeds in the Rain of El Nino

Planting Seeds in the Rain of El Nino

| January 5, 2016 | Reply

I found myself planting seeds in the rain of El Nino today during our first rain event. If you’ve been following California weather, you know we are supposed to get extreme weather during this winter’s El Nino. Only a drought-weary gardener ventures out with a bad cold to plant seeds in the rain. It wasn’t planned. It was […]

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An Ode to Rain – New Episode!

An Ode to Rain – New Episode!

| August 13, 2015 | 4 Replies

An Ode to Rain – New Episode! July 18th it rained in Los Angeles. This rain broke the one-month rainfall record going back 130 years! It never has rained in July, August or September in the Late Bloomer garden, so it was an occasion to celebrate, and also scramble to capture as much rainwater as […]

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Conserve Water in Your Garden – New episode!

Conserve Water in Your Garden – New episode!

| August 1, 2015 | Reply

Conserve Water in Your Garden – New episode! – Kaye covers water saving strategies in the urban garden, with special guest, Patrick Dolan of One Yard Revolution. Rain barrels and rainwater capture, mulching, trays under containers, green sand, diatomaceous earth, and other strategies are discussed. Special vintage and fine art photo slideshow with audio recording […]

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Make the Most of the Rain Event, Plant!

Make the Most of the Rain Event, Plant!

| December 2, 2014 | 4 Replies

Make the most of the rain event, plant! I’d been rather ashamed that I hadn’t planted anything for a fall/winter garden. The wonderful garlic I harvested in June still sat in my kitchen, and, many packets of seeds waited, neatly filed in a box. I had made all manner of excuses, but the long and short of […]

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Loveliness After the Rain & More on our Water Woes

Loveliness After the Rain & More on our Water Woes

| November 14, 2014 | 2 Replies

Loveliness After the Rain & More on our Water Woes. Last night’s light shower was nothing more than a blip on the radar of California’s vastly reduced water supply due to four straight years of drought. Still, the sight of dripping flowers in the morning light cheered me. I attended a Sierra Club Angeles Chapter water forum last night […]

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Halloween Brings a Treat, Rain!

Halloween Brings a Treat, Rain!

| November 1, 2014 | 2 Replies

Halloween brings a treat, rain! As if scripted in a Hollywood movie, trick-or-treaters young and old were safely snug in their beds before the skies opened up around midnight in Los Angeles County. Northern and Central California got more than the Southland. Los Angeles Times online reported,”The weather service said rainfall totals were less than a […]

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