Wednesday, March 29, 2006

More Rainy Day Gardening

It's still raining.

In a recent Sacramento Bee story, National Weather Service forecaster George Cline called March "... a funny month" and said about the continuing storms, "We're already at 117 percent of normal... We can stop now."

Funny guy.

All I can say is, thank goodness for armchair gardening. One good gardening read keeping my thumbs twiddled is Heucheras and Heucherellas : Coral Bells and Foamy Bells. I've added a few new heucheras to my garden between storms recently, like the incredibly vibrant 'Dolce Peach Melba'. But since heucheras are habit-forming, I want more. This book has me going after conquests like 'Sunspot' and 'Key Lime Pie'. It also has me wanting to propagate my heucheras to share... or hoard, depending on my mood. Tell ya what. If the sun comes out, I'll share.


  1. What kind of sun and water do your Heuchera's get?

  2. Exposure: part sun all year (afternoon shade is a must in the Central Valley)

    Water: rain in fall/winter/early spring and moderate summer irrigation in spring/summer