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  •  We had a nice rain shower last night. (4+ / 0-)
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    Everything is fresh and green this morning in the bright sun. It's a gorgeous spring day albeit a bit humid. Hopefully the increased humidity will lead to another round of rain later in the day or tonight.


    Not this mind and not this heart, I won't rot • Mumford & Sons

    by jayden on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 09:57:06 AM PDT

    •  When I read (4+ / 0-)
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      that there was heavy rain last night in Houston, I wondered if you got any part of it.  I'm glad you did!

      It's raining lightly here right now.  Has been for several hours, and is supposed to continue until morning.  I potted up a bunch of seedlings this morning and set them out in it to start hardening off.  Good way to avoid sunburn for their first day outside and to get watered-in well.  ;-)

      Kishik and I were commenting yesterday that it seems winter's back has finally been broken.  Whew.

      I love that particular shade of blue in your clematis.  Definitely spring-like.  :-)

      •  The system that dumped all the rain on Houston (4+ / 0-)
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        teased us here all day long. There were dark skies in every direction at one point or other throughout the day but nothing ever came of it while the sun was up. Around 11:30pm is when it finally began raining here.

        Did you plant veggies or flowers or both?

        The blue clematis is awesome. I'm so glad I picked it up when I did. The red clematis ( ernest markham? ) is blooming now as well but I haven't been able to get a decent pic of it. I can't wait until the pitcher clematis starts to really thrive and bloom. It's still putting down roots and hasn't really done a whole lot since I planted it.

        I know y'all want winter to end but I wouldn't mind a few more weeks of cooler-than-normal weather. Your cold moderates our heat!


        Not this mind and not this heart, I won't rot • Mumford & Sons

        by jayden on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 10:22:40 AM PDT

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        •  Today's (4+ / 0-)
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          potting session was just marigolds and petunias (about a dozen each). They were the last of the seedlings that were in little peat pods that had to get moved on to something bigger. I did the rest last week. Most of that was coleus (two kinds) and impatiens (a red/pink mix), plus herbs.

          The only seeds left to be started indoors are basil and zinnias, which I might get to later today.

          Then after that, it's all outdoors sowing.

          I've never grown zinnias here and am not sure I can give them enough sun to succeed, but we'll see. If not, I'll be out 25 cents for the packet of seeds.  ;-)

          I'm not doing any veggies (outside of scallions). The yard just isn't sunny enough anymore. I'm still planting some herbs, though. Outside now are sage, parsley, oregano and thyme seedlings I originally started indoors (plus a perennial patch of chives). Basil to follow.

          And of course ... catnip.  ;-)  

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