Where is the rain ???

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, May 24, 2011.

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  1. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I was looking forward to my yearly MainSail visit but will gladly skip it for some rain. It's been steadily drizzling here at work but nothing significant is making the trip over the bridges.
     
  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    A whopping .15" or 5mm this afternoon
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Phil - did this morning's rain dance work? ;)

    I got some last night! :rolleyes:
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    No but it looks like a washout for this weekend - but will believe it when and if it happens....
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    The more "certain" the forecast becomes, the more skeptical I become. I can see the whole blob of moisture passing to our south or north like it often does. April isn't one of the 2 driest months of the year for nothing. Up north, April showers bring flowers. In Florida, April drought brings wildfires, plenty of irrigation, an emptying aquifer and impending 1 day a week watering restrictions.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I got some more last night :rolleyes:
     
  7. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    not quite 1/2" but the usual downed Royal Palm fronds and collateral damage....
     

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  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    For all the severe weather and 1-2" rain total hype, this was a bust. The drought continues. I hope there's more rain on the way.
     
  9. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    yes, a whopping 1/2" more here in the south Pinellas desert - along with a wind gust that took down a 48 ft tall culm of B. oldhamii - fortunately, hardly any croton damage
     

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  10. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Received 1" of rain here yesterday/this AM, no high winds and no damage.
     
  11. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    2.5" since Saturday afternoon. I'll be welcoming the 54 degree mornings this week with open arms.
     
  12. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    :) A 20% chance.
     

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  13. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Got a steady rain for about 15 minutes. It wasn't great but better than a red, hot stick in the eye.
     
  14. Jerry@TreeZoo

    Jerry@TreeZoo Well-Known Member

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    4.5 inches last weekend and .5 inch last night.
     
  15. Jerry@TreeZoo

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    Another 1.5 inches overnight and it is still drizzling.
     
  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Dang, there is some nice raining happening at Moose Land ! :cool:

    Just finished stepping up 22 crotons to larger containers.

    Drink, drink, drink my little pretties :eek: - absorb that nitrogen enriched elixir from the sky. :D
     
  17. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps you gentlemen would like to start a seperate gloating thread about excessive rain.;) This thread is for the rain deprived only.
     
  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Need a Ying/Yang balance to the thread Ray.

    2.87 " officially fell at Miami International Airport yesterday, a new record for April 29th :rolleyes:
     
  19. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    A balmy 88F here Sunday with no rain in sight.
     
  20. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    your too funny.
     
  21. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    89 degrees here yesterday with a desiccating 20-25 mph east wind. No rain in sight.
     
  22. ScotTi

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    I forgot what rain is.
     

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  23. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    It was a balmy 91 degrees yesterday. All mention of rain has vanished from the forecast.
     
  24. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    We are on a roll right now with each day getting hotter and hotter. It was a cool 92F yesterday in the shade with no meaningful rain in sight. How high can we go today? 94, 95? The next week has a combined rain chance of 20%. Divided by 7 days that's a daily 2.85% chance of rain.
     
  25. ScotTi

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    Tumbleweed weather continues.
     

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  26. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to wash the car this weekend. That will hopefully bring rain.
     
  27. Crazy for Crotons

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    Hot and Drrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyy
     
  28. Crazy for Crotons

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    At halftime, Duststorms 31, Rainstorms 0. The winner plays the Mighty Thrips.
     
  29. Jeff Searle

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    It's been so wet, I'm trading the row boat in for something with an electric motor. Just to get out to the street....
     
  30. Crazy for Crotons

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    To help you out, send me some gallon water jugs. I'll even split the shipping with you.
     
  31. Jeff Searle

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    I might have to build a small ark and rescue two of every croton variety to ensure their well being for future generations.


    On a side note, I just ran the sprinklers last night, no rain the entire last week. Lol!
     
  32. Judy Glock

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    FM ,I think, wins the dry award! We have had a grand total of 4 inches since 1-01-12!
     
  33. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Judy,

    I think you're right. Tampa's officially tally for the year is 6.23 inches which is 4.5 inches below normal. We've had rain once in the last 31 days.
     
  34. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    We actually got a real nice thunder and lightning storm last night, close to 2/10". Better than nothing...
     
  35. Moose

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    Looking at the radar, it looks like Jeff is getting some nice rain right now. The three gardens we will visit during the Croton Tour seem to be getting a fair amount of rain as well. All the crotons should be looking real sweet when we visit. :cool:

    Sunday the Moose spread 150 lbs. of fertilizer. Its getting gently washed in right now. All container plants got a granular feeding as well. Everything should be happy. The airport reports 1/2" of rain, I believe we saw more rain than that. :eek:

    Flood warnings for southern and west Miami Dade County. Some areas experienced more than 4" of rain this afternoon. :eek:
     
  36. Bullwinkle

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    Been getting some good rain over the past 2 days,plants are not at their best but hopefully will be looking better in 10 days for the tour.Some new leaves starting to flush so things should be improving.It was a wierd winter for me,not very cold but my plants lost alot of color.My Columbiana and Columbia both greened out??Hopefully once they start flushing again the color will return??

     
  37. Crazy for Crotons

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    Drrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. It's rained once in 32 days. The cacti have never looked better and the mites are big enough to wear combat boots.
     
  38. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Closed down at 4pm yesterday because of very threatning rain, thunder and lightning. Got some rain, not as much as I thought we were going to get. The garden is really showing it, especially the grass!
     
  39. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Very dry again. 33 days and counting.
     
  40. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Now down to one day a week watering restrictions.
     

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