Another therapy session with Dr. Hortfreud...
Carol, you are fortunate we were able to have this session. The weatherman said in the morning that we could get one to two inches of rain, and we didn’t. That would have prevented us from meeting.
I know, Dr. Hortfreud! If we had gotten all that rain, I don’t know what I would have done because I really don’t have another WOO to mow or meet until Sunday! By then the grass would have been so tall, I would have had to raise the mower blade up to the highest setting, which I call the “emergency setting”!
Calm down, Carol, as you can see it all worked out and your grass is all cut and we are meeting. I’d like to park that thought about the emergency setting on the lawn mower for a future session, however, because it seems curious that you have even considered the need for that. Now what’s on your mind?
That’s on everyone’s minds. Can you be more specific?
Dr. H., I feel guilty because we’ve gotten so much rain this spring that I’d like it to stop raining for awhile so I can get some more work done in the garden.
Guilty? You don’t control the rain, Carol, so if you want it to stop for awhile, that’s okay.
But I feel so bad for all the gardeners in Texas and California who aren’t getting rain and are having to make tough choices about which plants to water and which plants to let fend for themselves.
Well, it is natural for you to have empathy for them, you’re a gardener, they are gardeners, too. But, again, you don’t control how much rain you get.
But what if I wish it would stop raining, and it really does and we have another dry spell like last summer.
Carol, you’ll deal with it the same way you did last summer. I was proud of you for letting the lawn go dormant and watering only the plants that really needed the water.
Thank you, Dr. Hortfreud. Are you sure it is okay to wish it wouldn’t rain for awhile?
Yes, it’s okay, and while you are wishing, wish for some rain for your friends in Texas and California, “just in case”.
Okay, I will! I hope they get enough rain to please the rain lilies!