Rain Effects

“Rain Effects”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 


After almost two weeks of high temperatures and no rain, we have had five days of rain.  It has been wonderful having cooler temperatures and not having to water every day.  Some of the effects of this rainfall has been that everything in the garden has perked up and has had a growth spurt. 


Another effect has been the blooming of the rain lilies.  I only had one or two blooms before the rain, but now, there seems to be a bloom every day.  These little bulbs seem to bloom only after first being rained on.  Watering with a hose just doesn’t seem to start them blooming.  After a rain starts them off, then watering will induce blooms.  Funny, huh?  These sweet little flowers do brighten up a rain bedraggled flower bed.



Mushrooms are another sign we have had a lot of rain, and many are showing up now.  They seem to be where large trees were before Hurricane Katrina knocked them down.  I guess some of the roots are only now decaying.



Some showed up in a container of The Fairy rose.



And, this tiny red mushroom showed up in the middle of the lawn.



There have been many effects from having finally received rainfall, but the one I appreciate the most is not having to drag hoses around all day long.  Thanks, Mother Nature.


  1. Phillip said,

    July 29, 2008 at 7:04 am

    Oh, I’m envious, we only got a brief shower last week. I have that pink rain lily and I love it too. You are right, it only bloomed if it has rained.

  2. Alexandra said,

    July 29, 2008 at 9:03 am

    I get the same problem around here when it rains too much….the mushrooms taking over my gardens. But alas, we have had no rain here in a week now, and we need it. Hopefully today or tomorrow.


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