Finally, overnight the rain came.
For some of my summer annuals like this purple hyacinth bean, yesterday provided their first taste of rainwater. How sweet it is.
|Washout after Tropical Storm Hermine 9/2010|
|No washout after thunderstorm on 6/22/2011|
Mixing the cement and gravel on the ground (as opposed to in the wheel barrel) was a chore. If you don't dust the cement on the ground evenly, you create ugly white splotches. If you try this project yourself, here's my advice: don't try to save time or energy mixing directly on the ground. Much like painting, you'll thank yourself for doing the prep work so that you don't have to go back and keep touching up your messes.
All's well that ends well though. I'm looking forward to the first tropical weather event of the season so that we can put our handy work to the ultimate test.