Getting to Know Seattle: Flowers in Pots

In May, Seattle had .12 inches of rain; average is 1.94 inches. In June we had .63; average is 1.67. In July, we had .05; average is .70. In August, we had .08; average is .88. Add it up: not even an inch of rain fell on Seattle between May and now. We are bone dry.

That makes the landscapers’ decision not to plant in my yard until fall rains return quite sensible. But my friend Nicki did plant, three pots worth. And I kept the pots watered. This one, the largest, features a sweet potato vine that has simply exploded — it’s completely overgrown the large pot and is making its way across the small deck. Gorgeous, don’t you think?

10 thoughts on “Getting to Know Seattle: Flowers in Pots

  1. Some may keep looking the other way not to see how serious this climate change thing is… and I admire the survival effort of this lovely pot… It’s gorgeous…

  2. for Phyllis: I think I’ve enjoyed the pots all the more because I don’t yet have flowering plants in the yard.

  3. for Joyce: The pots are indeed lovely. I’ve often had to water them every day — now a little less as it’s not so scorching hot.

  4. for Linda: Your front porch and back yard are truly beautiful with all the flower pots. I can’t imagine how long it takes you to water. πŸ™‚

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