Where is the rain ???

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

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  1. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Got back this afternoon from weekend in Lancaster, PA. 12" + of rain, lots and lots of downed palm fronds, some of which squished a few crotons but no major damage.
     
  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Heavy wind gusts here feeding Tropical Storm Debbie. @#$%^&! Royal Palm Fronds flying through the air, landing on my crotons ... :mad:
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Last week had to drag the hose twice. This week, lots of rain. Its really coming down heavy right now. :D
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Can we cut the rain off for a bit? Over 27" since June 1, yesterdays storms were scary. Around 7:15pm it turned dark as midnight wind out of the NE at 30mph. Another 40 min later wind was out of the SW at 30mph. Can not get ahead with the yard work this summer. Got that off my chest.... now let me go clean up the storm mess again and wait for the next round.
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Getting blasted daily and loving it!!
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Time to start bitchin' again. There's been plenty of inconsequential, barely measurable water falling from the sky lately in my part of town. I'm pretty sure Scott is getting inundated in north Tampa. Everytime I look at the radar, northern Hillsborough/southern Pasco county is getting blasted. There's been nothing measurable here in over 2 weeks.
     
  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Out of the first 14 days of August I have received rain 8 days. Little over 2" for Aug. Storms haved moved by fast raining only for a few min.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Can't complain about the rain here. Some shots taken Sunday while light steady showers were happening. :eek:
     

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  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Was thinking of turning the sprinkler system back on this weekend. The clouds opened up today and I received 1.12". :cool:
     
  10. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Another 2.66" of the wet stuff today.
     
  11. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    1.5" Saturday morning/afternoon but dry yesterday.
     
  12. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Even with all the rain we have had this summer I found spider mites on my Crotons this weekend.
     
  13. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Scott, If you're using any form of Imidacloprid, it may boost the egg production of some mites. I've been rinsing my crotons from the bottom up. It seems to knock down the mites & any mealys, but is time consuming. We've also gotten our fair share of rain this summer.
     
  14. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Even with all the rain we have had this summer I found white fly on my Lakeview Jasmine this weekend
     
  15. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    8.52" for Aug now, today looks to be another wet one.
     
  16. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I have washed them down and also hit with a Miticide.
     
  17. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    4" of rain in the last 2 days.
     
  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Randy - I found them crawling on my Rheedii in the morning light. Looked underneath the leaves and found a spider mite convention. Wiped off all the webbing by hand. Two days later, the webbing was back. A strong solution of dimethoate was applie to see if that will help eliminate the infestation. With all the rain & humidity, you would think they would have been held in check.

    If this is any indication of what the dry season will be like, I am not looking forward to this battle ... :mad:
     
  19. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I don't think rain will be an issue this week.
     
  20. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    No rain here today for the few the stopped by here & Ricky's. Overcast, 80 degrees & no rain. A perfect day to tour a few gardens. :p

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  21. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Rain finally showed up this morning after being mostly dry yesterday,pool is filling up nicely
     
  22. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Mooseland being on a rock ridge has no flooding issues. The rain can keep coming and it will percolate into the ground. It's raining now. :)

    Chris - your not that far from me. What was the cumulated rain we got from Isaac? :confused:
     
  23. pocomo

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    It did rain, just about filled my wheel barrow. Didn't accurately measure it this time but I figure somewhere around 6 to 8 inches. Dried up nice today and it was good to see the sun.
     
  24. ScotTi

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    Have had four days in a row now without any rain. Last time I have had that was June 10-14.
     
  25. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    The last rainfall here was on August 28th but a stretch like that is nothing new in this part of town.
     
  26. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ray, Some of the remnant moisture from former Hurricane Isaac has pushed back down to the upper gulf coast. It has a 10% chance of forming into a TS as it moves into the gulf. Look for rain chances to come up for us.
     
  27. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Nice steady shower happening right now. :)
     
  28. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I'm not sure if its record breaking but there has been alot of rain falling in South Florida this year. Its been raining all day and a bunch more is predicted for tomorrow. :)
     
  29. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    1 shower here in over 3 weeks. This is why they call it the dry season.
     
  30. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    After one of the most preciptious summers in memory for South Florida - I am back to dragging the hose again :(
     
  31. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Last rain here was on Oct. 4th.
     
  32. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    ..and there's none on the way for at least another week.
     
  33. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    ... along with a cool air mass ? :confused:

    Had to drag the hose this morning :(
     
  34. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I sure hate to bitch about rain right now because any rain we get will be accompanied by cool or cold weather. I'll quietly deal with the drought if the cold weather stays away. Florida is land of feast and famine. We follow one of the rainiest summers on record with one of the driest Novembers on record.
     
  35. koki

    koki Active Member

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    Ray,
    I've been sleeping easy ever since I installed a Glock Special (irrigation, that is). Are you on reclaimed water over there?
     
  36. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's been on my to do list for almost 2 years now. Maybe I'll work on it over the upcoming holidays.
     
  37. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Have received a much needed light rain the last two days in Moose Land. :)

    Hurricane Season is officially over today! :cool:
     
  38. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Does light rain penetrate the overhead canopy?
     
  39. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ron, Tell me what rain looks like, I may not recognize it when I see it.
     
  40. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Temps for the next 7 days look sweet, even some rain chances.
     

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