This morning it was 49 as a cold front came through last night. Not much precip but the plants are very happy to be out of the hot sun for once, and SO am I! It feels good to have some nice cool air coming in the windows and gives me an excuse not to garden, since I have many other things I need to accomplish. Tonight it is supposed to be near 40. In 1941 it actually got down to 28 this week! Anyway, here's some:
Happy, happy lettuce
Really happy petunias (they LOVE the cool evenings
And...happy entry plants, especially morning glories that are tired of wilting in the sun.
In a couple of days it will warm up again and then maybe we'll have the start of our Indian Summer. It's great to have a break like this.
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. — Kurt Vonnegut
About My Gardens
I live on a corner lot in the suburbs with 1350 sq. ft. of "parking" or "hellstrips," as they are called. Experiencing a drought in 2002, we decided to convert the strips to waterwise (Xeriscape) landscaping. While I have other gardens, they are my pride and joy. Gardening in Colorado can be either delightful or challenging, and that changes hour-by-hour. We are in a semi-arid climate, with lots of sunny days, desiccating winds, damaging hail, torrential downpours, and extreme temperature changes.
A retired graphic designer, now enjoy using my creativity designing and caring for my gardens. I am a novice, passionate about gardening and learning. Please stay for a visit. I hope you enjoy my efforts as much as I enjoy the process.