[gardeners] Perfect Weather and This and that

Cynthia Mayeaux (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 06 Sep 1998 07:03:40 -0400

At 02:53 PM 9/5/98, you wrote:
>Got some of the fall garden planted yesterday but got driven away by the
>skeeters and dark. Will try to do the rest this evening but as it is
>terrible hot we may not get to it.

Well, up here in the Northern climes...it is absolutely... perfectly
gorgeous.  Come mid-winter my grumbles will be loud and I'll be jealous
when George talks about his winter gardening and the lovely weather he's
having.  But right now....ahhhhh....right now is the weather Northerners
live for.  The memory of Autumn skies and warm breezes that we take out in
February and try to defrost our souls. 

 The days are in the low to mid 70's(F) and the nights are in the low 50's.
 This makes it perfect for working out in the yard, moving perennials,
digging new beds, harvesting the end of season seeds.  Then to sleep with
the windows wide open and the cooling breezes wafting across the brow...I
sleep deep and hard during this season and wake up feeling so refreshed and
full of energy.

The full moon woke me up at 4:30 a.m. this morn...so why waste the day...
up for inside chores while it's dark, and then out to the gardens.  I moved
a bunch of plants yesterday and did some dividing, so today I will be top
dressing and digging a bit of manure into some of my older beds.  Hopefully
will have time to put down a decorative layer of shredded Cedar.

You would not believe the sunflowers I have this year.  They are prolific
to say the least.  In the cutting garden I have 'bout six that are 10 - 12
feet high.  Over by my arbor I have three of them with trunks bigger around
than my forearm and heads about 20 inches across.  I have some small ones
that are a most intense yellow orange, they literally glow in the sunshine.
 They are planted right next to some lemon yellow's with deep chocolate
centers.  My Big Smile dwarfs were stunning this year, I do so enjoy
looking out my bedroom window into a drift of sunshine.

I see first dawn putting a mist of light on the valley, time to turn on the
sprinklers (the main disappointment to this summer...lack of rain...but
nothing to compare to the droughts in the South).

Cynthia (having a great Labor Day Weekend)

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