Thursday, July 2, 2015

Flooded Backyard and Unhappy Plants

It's been a wet and rainy month here in central Indiana - news reports say it's actually the 4th wettest month in Indiana history (since 1895) and record-setting rainfall for June (9.03 inches). No kidding! It's been great for the lawn, but I noticed some other plants not enjoying the constant moisture as much. In particular, I noticed the Royal Candles and Silver Heart struggling, and found some yellow leaves on my Linden tree in the front yard due to the constant rainfall.

flooded backyard
Noblesville, IN - June 26, 2015
flooded backyard indiana
Noblesville, IN - June 26, 2015, it looks like my dry riverbed turned into an actual riverbed!

royal candles too much water
Veronica spicata ‘Royal Candles’ looking a little flooded, this one didn't respond well to poor drainage and the wettest June on record in Indiana

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart' over water
Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart' not too happy about the super wet conditions. I do see new leaves growing, hopefully it can dry out a bit and pull through. It looks like there is also some slug damage (or some other critter) maybe worsened by the moisture?

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