I also never knew I'd like my rain garden as much as I do. I love seeing how high it's getting and what's responding well. When I installed it I planted some dormant stream lillies and really felt like they weren't going to thrive. Truthfully, I thought they were dead and I'd been hoodwinked by the Audubon Society. I mulched over them and forgot they were there. It was a wonderful surprise to see them pop up, no worse for the wear.
It never ceases to amaze me how much water the soil can accept. This was all gone within an hour.
Or that these Cascade penstemon (Penstemon serrulatus) can hang out under water for so long and be so happy.
I'm trying to figure out when I can do the work to install the rain garden in the front yard. If it would stop raining I could rent the sod cutter and dig the hole and plant the plants and take the pretty pictures. But still, it pours.
It was actually sunny on Monday and all the tulips had stretched their petals wide open to sun themselves. By the time I finished weeding the perennial lab they had all closed up again.
They are forecasting sun for Saturday but that could change by the time the weekend rolls around. Everyone keep everything crossed!