Yeah, it's been a wet Spring here just south of you too Copywriter39. Wettest St. Louis Spring in history through mid-May, though it's let up a bit lately as the thunderstorms have become more scattered started moving a bit north of us, towards you.
Seriously though, the rain doesn't bother me much since I'm not anywhere near a flood plain anymore. We really needed a good Spring soaking after the last few years when we've been well short on rain. Here everything is growing like crazy with all of this rain and relatively moderate temperatures we've had. Hopefully the extra rain, and lots of it, is helping everything develop a deeper, stronger root system. The grass in the yard practically needs to be baled every week, instead of merely mowed. My new roses have taken off like nuts, without me really having to water them other than when I first planted them. My yucca plants I transplanted several weeks ago are thriving in their new home on the hillside.
In the garden my tomato plants are already 3-4 feet tall, look really healthy and have plenty of blooms. Unlike last years plantings when they left a lot ot be desired. I expect by this time next month I'll have more tomatoes every week than we can possibly eat, even though all by myself I can go through 20 or 30 per week. The Asparagus crop has been heavy, to the point that I've been giving bunches away to neighbors, which never happens around my house. We all love
asparagus. The peppers are already forming. The strawberry crop looks like it'll be huge as well. We're just starting to harvest some of those. The neighbor kids are already eyeing my strawberries and the grapes that have already started plumping up on the vine.
All in all I'll happily put up with a little rain this time of the year. It keeps me from having to water very much at all, and I know we'll need it come July and August when the scorching weather gets here.