After all that warm weather last week, Thursday night blew in with really cold temps. After the snow Friday morning, temps never got out of the 30s with the past 3 nights dipping into the 20s.
This is the time of year I really appreciate the sunroom. It's bright (I remove the skylight covers April & May), usually over 50 degrees at night and a fine place to view the annual potential of the back garden beds.
I took the time this Sunday to tidy up the geraniums cuttings. I give props to the little violet plant that despite and care, heat or water over the winter, it never stopped blooming. What a trooper! I'm hoping that overwintering the geraniums in the sunroom and then rooting new ones in situ in the Spring will make it so I won't ever have to schlep heavy pots of these up and down the basement stairs when the seasons change. What a back saver!
Some of these plants are well rooted (half) and the others are fresh cuttings today. Keeping my fingers crossed they will all root and give me colorful plants for the deck. I love a deck bright with geraniums. They practically glow.
Meanwhile, I've brought in the onion and lettuce containers these past couple days. It's just too darn cold outside (especially with the high winds - that does more damage to tender plants than cold). This week promises daytime temps over 50s so out they go. Nighttime temps, however, are due to drop though so will tuck them back inside with the geraniums at night.
I want to thank everyone who commented on yesterday's post. I can't tell you how it lifted my spirits to hear from all of you and appreciate your concern, suggestions and encouragement. Though I'd originally discounted the possibility, my friend has encouraged me to seek out an 'infectious disease' specialist and actually get tested for Lyme disease (d^mn deer!) and parasites. I will follow up on that this week.
Meanwhile, the sun is shining and my friend Craig is going to come over this afternoon and till up that new crescent inside the ring bed - increasing my veg garden by half. How's THAT for a positive outlook. *heh*
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