Around St. Helena for Dec. 4, 2014 _lowres

Stephanie Warren

Rain is a good thing, especially when it comes to growing plants, but too much rain can ruin a garden. So, what can you do with a drenched flower bed? Not much, unfortunately!

Gardening is always at the mercy of the weather to some degree, but at least if it’s too dry you may be able to provide more water.

When there is an especially rainy season, about all you can do is hope for better weather next year.

Planting in raised beds can help with drainage and may be a good choice if you have heavy soil that doesn’t drain well; this will make things a little better when a rainy year comes around.

Parent brunch

There will be a parent brunch Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Helena Arts & Technology Academy. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend. Call (225) 222-4364.

Contact Stephanie Warren by phone at (985) 517-4869 or email at