It's 36 degrees. It was a beautiful sunrise. With less than 2 months til spring, the sun is slowly moving back to the east each morning.
The yellow brugmansia opened last night. The fragrance was nice, but not as strong as the ones in the yard this summer.
Pineapple sage is also blooming. Several plants are pushing out tiny, weak blooms under the fluorescent lights.
A Salvia leucantha cutting is trying really hard to keep up.
Brugmansia seedlings. These are the ones I sowed more than a month ago. I can't wait to see them bloom.
Today, I'm off work. Have plans to head over to Carla's to help cut and split some wood from a tree taken down this summer. Also planning to prune her very large, overgrown Brown Turkey fig tree. From my perennial bed, I'm taking her several butterfly bushes. They were grown from cuttings stuck last year where I wanted them to grow. I just pushed the limbs into the ground and trimmed them way back. All of them survived and bloomed again this year. I'm taking them out of the circle bed near the birdbath. Tomorrow morning, I plan to remove even more plants from that space. I want a cleaner slate when the wintersown perennials are planted out.
The forecast today: 67 degrees. It's January.
5:54pm - Spent the day between Carla's and the gully. We chopped and split some wood for her sister at her house, trimmed a fig tree, and planted some butterfly bushes. In the gully, we pulled out some stones to finish her edging along the front of the house.
I came back, cleaned and wrapped some fig cuttings from her possible brown turkey. I bleached them in a 10% solution, wrapped them in newspaper, and put them in gallon ziplocks. They'll stay there for the next month. In early March, they'll be put in containers in the hoophouse.
I also brought back a piece of her fig tree that had some small roots. It's about 4' tall and 1.5" in diameter. I'm hoping it takes.
Outside, I have more sprouts.
The high today reached 64. It's 59 degrees currently. The sun has almost disappeared below the horizon.
7:16pm - 20 more containers have been sown. The White Texas Star seeds from two of my recent trades arrived. I sowed 4 containers of each. Solidago fireworks, euphorbia marginata, and Chocolate Joe Pye Weed were some of the others.