That relic of 1940’s comfort-tech – the swamp cooler – is working once again, with lower humidity back here on the tailbone of the Franklin Mountains.
So, life is good here at the
rancho apartment patio. Comfort is back inside, and comfort is outside, mornings or evenings. Just dreamy, warm breezes and light that’s easier on the eyes than much of the day. Morning coffee? Evening gin and tonic? Check, check.
I dressed up the patio pots last Sunday, after finding some suitable rocks in convenient bags.
Looks like my Tecoma stans var. angustata almost killed by my roughhousing, is coming back. I’ll take a thug native plant over a thug invasive any day, any where.
OK, 97+ daily is pushing the meaning of “warm”, but you get the idea.
In the year I’d rather forget professionally, 2014, we hit 109F by this time, the 2nd hottest June in 75 years of records, with most every day over 100. And that when June is already our hottest month on average. So, this is just fine!
The struggling (neglected) Zephyranthes spp. are starting to poke up new foliage…whew!
I still need to string up some patio lights to complete this space, ones that drape down, but we’ll see. One of my favorite blogs is inspiring me in small spaces with it’s transformation of a small portion of a property. That’s something I’ve only touched on in all these years, for me or others.
Do you have any small projects to do, that would make your garden a vast improvement?