First things first… I woke up this morning to the sound of RAIN! All weekend, the sky had been threatening to open up over my house, but it didn’t happen. Saturday, I was CERTAIN we were about to get a shower… there were showers just a mile South of us. I could hear thunder, the temperature dropped, wind blew though… but no rain. I had gone out to sit on my back porch, waiting for the storm to blow in… and there I sat, for half an hour, just waiting. Nothing. It was very disappointing. So, I’m absolutely delighted with this morning’s weather.
Even though it’s still very hot during the days, fall is finally in the air. The days have shortened, and the temperature is lower at night. Crickets have invaded the downtown office building where I work, signaling the change of season for me.
"Big Boy" lives in the Orchid Room at It's a Jungle.
On another note, my husband and I have a new favorite nursery. It’s called “It’s a Jungle,” and it’s on Kramer Lane off of North Lamar, for those of you who live in Austin. The owner was incredibly helpful, and the selection was fantastic. I’ve never seen so many roses in one nursery in Austin! And, there’s an ENTIRE ROOM full of orchids! We ended up with a beautiful, fragrant purple orchid , a swamp rose, and a dwarf peach.
The Orchid Room at It's a Jungle
Other purchases in the last few days: Three red spider lily bulbs (lycoris) and a plumeria from Shoal Creek, and a creeping juniper from The Great Outdoors.
This weekend, I finally pruned all of the roses in my front yard and fed them with Rose Tone. I also sprayed everything (front and back yard) with some kind of soil activator/ seaweed from Medina
Roses at It's a Jungle