Sunday, August 24, 2008

Second spring

Our high temperatures have been down into the 80s, and thanks to that and the rain we've been getting, the yard has rebounded. The grass is suddenly lush (in spots), the caladiums that withered up and disappeared during our two weeks away have reappeared, and my basil plants look great, in spite of all they've been through, and weeds are starting to come up. The garlic chives that I treated pretty rough are back, too. Elsewhere, I've seen a second blooming of wildflowers. I've read that the Texas gardening season has two phases (spring and fall) with desolate baking summer in between, and we seem to have entered the second spring of the year.

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