Thanks Stacey-lovely rose-The rain is over and my house is not in a flood plain. No landslides or anything like that. We did have torrential rains though-sometimes it was as much as 2-3" an hour. Not fun to be out in. We had 1/2 of our yearly rain in 6 days.
"Thanks Charlotte and Lorraine. These astilbes and ferns are against the north side of the house, so they are in shade most of the day. Lorraine, you're right that astilbes (and ferns) will scorch if they get too much hot sun."