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  •  Workday in the garden; I suppose I should turn the (14+ / 0-)

    water back on.  It's been off a while.  

    As the pillbugs have renewed their assault, I'm pretty much giving up on growing fall greens.  The money I'd save on produce would be spent on Sluggo Plus.  I was hoping they'd drowned, but my neighborhood got "only" about 5 inches of rain last week, so...  on a related note, if anyone in Denver has chickens we can borrow, we'd love to feed them our pillbugs this fall after we shut our garden down.  

    Climate.gov has a summary of the flooding event here.
    Climate Prediction isn't too exciting; cool & drier weather in the Southwest; heavy rain in the South & the Interior Northwest (hmmm, they say heavy precip... do they mean rain/snow?).

    Since I've recently not been in the habit of carrying my camera with me on my long walks along Clear Creek, I do not have a pic of what I'm about to relate, but I will snag one for next week.  I saw something pretty amazing, & if any of y'all who are botanists know this capability, please chime in.  Clear Creek rose well above its banks in most places.  In that area, I saw a stand of shrubs that are sprouting new leaves, like it's spring.  There are no other leaves on the branches, no indication that they had any growth prior to this.  It's like the flood kickstarted plants that had taken the summer off.  This is on the path, just W of Wadsworth by the little pond.

    Happy gardening/cleanup!

    It's time to start letting sleeping dinosaurs lie, lest we join them in extinction by our consumption of them.

    by Leftcandid on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 06:41:11 AM PDT

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