i am an overbearing mother to my garden. today with threats of impending hail storms i bravely set out to cover my delicate seedlings with tarps. so far (9 hours later) no hail. only lots of lovely, life giving rain. rumor has it that plants like rain...what this day of rain has stirred up is my interest in getting some rain barrels out there to catch the rain. i need to get on that. the dry, hot summer will be here soon. free rain would be nice.