Municipal waterworks departments can become quickly inundated after heavy rains when water rushes off yards into gutters and drains. Then their systems can become so pressured that a portion of overflow water is released into rivers without proper treatment.
Even a small garden of tidy perennials positioned between house and street can help slow that potential runoff. My own garden is rather ‘natural’ which is a nice way of admitting that it’s rather wild, and that’s the way I like it. Filled with tough plants that resist rabbit grazing, can handle the wild weather we get here, and generally thrive on neglect. They’re my favorites, my carefully selected zone-hardy drought-tolerant rabbit-resistant plants. They make me feel like a better gardener because they just grow and grow and grow. Bless their happy little leaves!
There is something special about spring showers,
When the rain goes on and on for hours,
Releasing with it Earth’s growing powers,
Soon to be shown in abundant flowers!
When, with joy, I feel rain on my face,
And, if hatless, through my hair it will trace,
Refreshing my spirit so I pick up my pace,
And remember with gratitude my love for this place!
© Professions for Peace