You may have seen some rain over the past few days, but many locations have kept dry through the week.
One of those spots has been the Mobile Botanical Gardens. Just like the many nurseries and farm fields in the area, the gardens need rain. A lot of the gardens are irrigated but even irrigation doesn’t provide the natural minerals that rain has.
“Rain is just everything to a gardener, to a garden, to this world, to all of that wild out there, said Nita Crandall, Mobile Botanical Gardens. “There are things suffering in that deep woods out there that you and I don’t know about because we are not out there looking at it every day.”
The Longleaf Forest area is unirrigated and houses many native Azaleas. Those azaleas may have trouble holding their bloom-buds until spring. That could make the spring bloom less colorful.