I never thought I’d say it this year, but I’m loving this weather we’re having. Mid 60s at night, and peaking at 90 for an hour or two in the day. Still no rain, but I’m hopeful that we might get something out of the two lows chugging toward Michigan. The sun’s angle has shifted to hit the back of my office, a promise of cooler temps to come, and my plants summering outside are starting to come in again, one by one.
These are three of my favorites that I acquired this spring, trying one last time to keep little trees in little pots alive. I thought I was going to lose the elm, but the begonia took right off. I still might see the elm drop his leaves this fall, but I think he’ll make it, regardless. Way in the back is a bay leaf. I had one of these about 20 years ago and it died from the cold. This particular one almost kicked the bucket for the same reason when it got chilled in shipment, but the last two leaves hug on, and now I’ve got a new batch of growth. Yay! I’m watching all three like a hawk right now because the temps are dipping into the 50s at night, so nightly relocations into my office are required.
My office is filling with light again, and it feels good.