Succulent in the rain

@TheHorse (54743)
Pleasant Hill, California
March 9, 2016 12:26pm CST
It's raining again this morning, and my plants are loving it. Even the succulents, which tend to be drought-resistant, seem quite happy with the rain. I'll attach a picture I just took of one of the succulents on my balcony. I love the way the water beads up on the waxy leaves. I'm not even sure who gave me this one, or what it's called, but it looks quite healthy. My biggest jade plant is doing well too. As for the non-succulents, the snow pea plants are continuing to throw more flowers, so I hope there will be actual snow peas soon. The two biggest sunflowers look pretty good, but I think they'd like a day of sunshine. How's the weather in your neck of the woods? Are Spring plants starting to show signs of life?
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@Tampa_girl7 (22256)
• United States
9 Mar 16
It is very breezy today. We are expecting rain.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Mar 16
You've had quite a bit of weather, haven't you?
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@paigea (21235)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
Great photo. No plants expected any time soon here. But the house plants are loving the longer daylight!
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Mar 16
Ah, yer in the great white North. Spring comes early here in California.
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@Jessicalynnt (47937)
• Centralia, Missouri
10 Mar 16
very very wet, and yeah, the plants are loving it
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
12 Mar 16
Now I'm ready for a couple of warm sunny days. I have some corn and sunflowers poking through. They're nice and moist, but I think they'd enjoy a couple of Springy days.
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Mar 16
@TheHorse any tips on growing sunflowers? I have seeds I plan on planting soon
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
12 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt I tend to start mine in little Dixie cups with quality soil, like Miracle Gro from Home Depot. When they're about 8" tall, I transfer them into a larger planter or the ground. Sometimes I'll water the ground where they're going with Miracle Gro Quick Start, which helps prevent "transplant shock." Of course, they like sun and warmth once they're in their permanent home. I've had some of the "mammoth" ones grow to ten feet or so. We harvest the seeds and bake them with butter and salt as the flowers start to die in October.
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@Marcyaz (36014)
• United States
9 Mar 16
Today it is around 40 degress and no rain in sight. No little sprouts showing their heads yet as it is still to cold here. I love the looks of the plant in your picture.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Mar 16
Thanks! Where in the US are you, again?
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@Marcyaz (36014)
• United States
10 Mar 16
@TheHorse I'm in Minnesota for the present time.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Mar 16
@Marcyaz One of my students yesterday was commenting on how friendly people are in Minnesota compared to California. Do you find that to be true? I sometimes miss Iowa for that reason.
• United States
9 Mar 16
great shot! i fear that we aint been blessed with rain, 'less ya count that 1 minute burst'f monster drops that fell yesterday 'fternoon. i'd sure gotten my hopes up! todays been a beaut thus far, though the wind picks'p 'n it clouds o'er, the sun 'n relatively calm keeps returnin'. yes sir, got quite a few showin' they're ready to wake'p 'n delight the senses. 'course the daff's started bloomin' back'n february. i was shocked though that some'f the herbs i'd not a place fer o'erwinterin' 'n the house actually survived 'n're showin' lil shoots'f green. yepperz, i was doin' the happy gig.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Mar 16
Dang, I tried to send you some real showers yesterday and the day before. Guess I gotta work on my dancing skills.
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• United States
9 Mar 16
@TheHorse yes sir, 'r we need to get coordinated with out timin' 'f such. town got 'bout a 5 minute downpour'n parts. the lightnin' had me worried, coz we've already had 'nough grass fires 'round here coz 'f ignorant folks (tryin' to be polite there...). fortunately, no fires occurred to my knowledge 'n line'f vision. keeps cloudin' up'n then clearin' off here so far today. who knows, perhaps we'll get 'nother sprinkle'r two? the weather folks're sayin' high'n dry the rest'f the week. sure hopin' they're incorrect with their lil puter models they go by. sure 'ppreciate'cher efforts though! mighty kind'f ya, indeed. big hugs!
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@PainsOnSlate (19684)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
My spring bulbs are popping out of the dirt. It is a good sign. I love your photo. the plant is lovely.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Mar 16
Thanks! Glad they're coming up. Oh, I should take a hike with my friend to Donner Cabin and see what's happening there. There are some bulbs out there that are decades old and still blooming.
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@jaboUK (51545)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 16
That's a lovely picture - the way the droplets look is great.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Mar 16
Thanks--I was hoping it would come out. I used the "close" (no flash) setting on my little digital camera. It's still drizzling out.
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@marlina (64991)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
I have seen a few things coming out, but hardly.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Mar 16
I'd imagine Spring comes a bit later in Canada.
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@suziecat7 (3455)
• Asheville, North Carolina
9 Mar 16
Great photo. The weather here is wonderful right now - sunny and in the 70's.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Mar 16
Sounds good. If it keeps raining today, I'll root for a day like that tomorrow.
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@Corbin5 (85212)
• United States
9 Mar 16
We do have the green shoots poking up in gardens around here. Hope it does not snow. In IL, you never can be sure in the month of March.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Mar 16
I remember March in Illinois (Chicago) well. Iowa (Grinnell) too.
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@shaggin (29960)
• United States
10 Mar 16
We do not have any flowers here in Pennsylvania yet. It was about 50 today but rainy. Yesterday it was over 70 degrees. That was amazing. I had all the windows in the house open airing the house out and letting the fresh air in. I cannot wait for more days like this! I love warm weather. The photo you added is pretty.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Mar 16
Do you thin Spring will "stick" in PA? Or will you get one more surprise snow storm?
@shaggin (29960)
• United States
11 Mar 16
@TheHorse I really don't know. I've seen snow right up to April in the past. But you really never know what the weather will be like here. This winter has been wonderful. It has been more like spring weather the whole winter. I am happy with it. It was about 50 today. Chilly but I can't really complain too much.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Mar 16
@shaggin That sounds pretty toasty for a Northern sate in March! Interesting that Winter never really set in.
@vandana7 (57773)
• India
11 Mar 16
Very pretty picture...here hot and humid. They are there somewhere...but dying because of heat. We are short of water. Dubai Airport got our share of rain.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Mar 16
The discomfort of humidity, yet no rain. I'll try to send you some. It's still drizzling here.
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@vandana7 (57773)
• India
11 Mar 16
@TheHorse ...Thank you. :)
• United States
10 Mar 16
I've killed more succulents by over watering them than I can count. Great photo!
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Mar 16
I find it interesting that they're enjoying the rain. I thought too much rain might be bad for them. I wonder why succulents get testy when we water them, but don't mind it when nature waters them.
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• United States
11 Mar 16
@TheHorse If they don't dry out between rains then there would be a problem I think.
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10 Mar 16
Picture is amazing. We are having spring-like weather in the 50's and 60's, but I don't trust Mother Nature
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Mar 16
Maybe Pennsylvania's real Winter will occur in April.
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 Mar 16
@TheHorse. Nooooo!
• United States
10 Mar 16
This looks fabulous. Great shot. Our grass is green. It has been sort of brown, with a light tinge of green under the surface. But it's mostly green now, so are the hills. It looks great. But, as you know, it's only temporary. Sigh.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Mar 16
Sigh indeed. I wonder how long the hills would stay green if it kept raining.
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• United States
12 Mar 16
@TheHorse Ah, then we would be in Seattle with all the gray skies and depression. No, thanks. I do wish, however, that we would get a good soaking for one day every other week. Now that would be lovely, and not change our moods at all.
@salonga (28072)
• Philippines
10 Mar 16
It is getting hot in our country and obviously my plants are missing the rain and so do I.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Mar 16
When is your rainy season? Is it in the Summer, when it's hot and humid anyway?
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@salonga (28072)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
@TheHorse Our rainy season comes after summer so it is from June to August and sometimes it even extends
@allknowing (56815)
• India
10 Mar 16
Nothing like looking at healthy plants and your succulent looks great and soon it will multiply.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Mar 16
I've heard that succulents can be pretty invasive. I wonder if my "secret succulents" downstairs will prosper.
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@allknowing (56815)
• India
11 Mar 16
@TheHorse Succulents, no matter how secretly you plant them they will spread like wild fire (lol)
@just4him (96181)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
It's a beautiful plant. I'm sure they're loving the rain. It's been nice here lately, sun and warmth. 67 yesterday. Today it's gone back down again. So I don't know if we're going to keep descending until spring arrives or we're going to go back up again. This seesawing weather keeps you on your toes. Though I have turned the heat off - three days now.
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Mar 16
Three days in Green Bay in late Winter That sounds pretty good to me.
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@just4him (96181)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
@TheHorse It was. I turned the heat on today. It's back in the 30's and cold in the house.
@EddieHands (34360)
• United States
10 Mar 16
Those succulents look very juicy! My plants and trees have also been quite happy in the rain, and I must say I do love it! Blessings !
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Mar 16
Thanks! I've probably asked before, but where in the US are you? We're in the San Francisco area, but about 25 miles East.
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@EddieHands (34360)
• United States
10 Mar 16
@TheHorse Ahhh then I am close to your domain! I've been to San Fransico before! We have the Blessings of the rain lately!
@maezee (28977)
• United States
10 Mar 16
Wow, did you take that picture? If so, it is totally gorgeous! I kind of like it outside after a nice rain. Right now in Minnesota it is cold - about 30 degrees and overcast. Not the nicest day but not the coldest either. Enjoy your day!
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@TheHorse (54743)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Mar 16
Yes, I took it yesterday. I like it when rain drops bead up on plants. It's pretty. I lived in Iowa for several years. I remember some cold March days. I'm not surprised it's still chilly "up North."