Day before yesterday morning while I was outside deadheading some of my flowers I realized that I hadn't opened the drain hols in one of my new planters. Since I didn't have anything pointy handy to poke them out with, I just made a mental note to come back later and open them. Of course, I forgot, and we had a wild storm that night! I told myself that as soon as it let up I would go out there and open the drain holes so my plants wouldn't drown, but the storm just kept coming down. So finally at about 4:30 am, with all the thunder and lightning, I tossed on my flip flops and ran out there with a kitchen steak knife to pop them open!
Huge, freezing cold raindrops all down my back! lol
I just quickly pulled one side of the planter (it was a small window box) off the table and felt under it to release the holes. As soon as I poked them, a stream of freezing cold water started pouring out - all over my feet.
Whatever, at least my plant wasn't swimming anymore. I wedged a rock under the other side to put it on a tilt, and came back in. 5 minutes later, it was still draining in a very steady stream.
Of course, after I came in, dried myself off, and got back into bed - just as I got warm, my older dog jumped up on the bed and flopped down next to me - soaking wet. With all the wind and rain and lightning, I didn't realize that he had some outside with me!
He's a SHeltie, and if you don't know what those are, they look like collies, just smaller. So he had soaked up a decent amount of water and wasn't shy about depositing it in my bed. So, up I was again, to grab some towels to put down. I was too tired at that point in time to change the sheets, and since my boyfriend works overnight...I just made the dog sleep in the damp spot.
See? All this because of gardening!
Also, I noticed this morning that alllllll my 4 o'clock seeds broke the surface of their pot at the same time! They have good timing!