I don't know about you, but I certainly did not see the rainfall that fell Thursday morning coming. I suspect there are many who fall into that category. We were fortunate; we received only about 4 inches of rain. There are places in Madison they got nearly 8 inches. It just goes to show you, you never know what's coming next.
I am a certified early riser. Strangely, this morning, I fell back to sleep after the 4 AM wake-up call from Mother Nature… I'm talking about thunder. I slept for another hour. At 5 AM I woke up and looked at the weather like I do every other day. It was hard for me to believe the rainfall amounts I was seeing around the area. More than just the amount of rain it was the rate at which it was falling. For a period of time, one location in Madison was receiving rain at a rate in excess of 4.25 inches of rain per hour.
It is pretty amazing how quickly wildlife adapts to rapidly changing conditions. I was watching local news broadcast about an unfortunate flooded business… ducks were already gathering to swim. Good news must travel fast in the duck kingdom!
With all the unbelievable amounts of moisture that have become available to us all, I suspect there are several who did not have a chance to pick up a special plant of their choosing at 50% off. So here's your chance! We will extend our tribute to Renée's 50th birthday by extending the opportunity to purchase any single plant for 50% off. This offer is good for one plant per BatesRewards household. This offer extends through Thursday, August 15, 2013.
Don't be confused by the lack of plants on the front part of our sales lot, we are still working on re-sealing our pavement. We have simply moved things around. If by chance you haven't received enough water already, we have ample chilled water in the perennial section ready for your consumption!
Paddle on out,