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Rain Sweet Rain, from the Whistling Gardener

Who would have thought that I would be glad to see it rain in October?  This has been an incredible month for gardening with so many dry days to get out into the yard and prune and plant and generally enjoy our gardens. But when I woke up Sunday morning to the sound of rain drops on the window sill I couldn't help but feel a sense of relief.

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT that I would be glad to see it rain in October?

This has been an incredible month for gardening with so many dry days to get out into the yard and prune and plant and generally enjoy our gardens. And how about that fall color? I don't think I have ever seen such splendid fall color on trees and shrubs and even perennials as I have seen this month and all because of the lack of rain which usually ruins our fall color shows.

But when I woke up Sunday morning to the sound of rain drops on the window sill I couldn't help but feel a sense of relief. This has been an unusually dry month with less than half our normal rainfall and our gardens (and containers especially) have shown signs if stress.

Bulbs – an exercise in delayed gratification from the Whistling Gardener

We want our computers to process stuff faster and faster and we want our food delivered sooner and generally we are all running out of patience when it comes to waiting for things to happen. I hate to say it but it is no different in the gardening world, especially when it comes to bulbs.

What a busy time we live in. Everyone wants things done instantly. We want our computers to process stuff faster and faster and we want our food delivered sooner and generally we are all running out of patience when it comes to waiting for things to happen. I hate to say it but it is no different in the gardening world, especially when it comes to bulbs.

Ayurveda Tips to Boost Your Immune System by Kate Towell

According to Ayurveda, what we need to thrive this time of year is warmth, nourishment, plenty of rest and regular routine. Ayurveda is big on self-care remedies that are in accordance with nature’s rhythms.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, the cold, damp weather of fall has arrived. Is it affecting you? I know I am feeling the shift. Kids are back to school and cold and flu season is here.

According to Ayurveda, what we need to thrive this time of year is warmth, nourishment, plenty of rest and regular routine. Ayurveda is big on self-care remedies that are in accordance with nature’s rhythms. How tuned into the season are you?

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