Friday, January 16, 2009
Lunch in the Tropics
Inky and I had lunch in the Greenhouse, where it was 78 degrees in the sunshine. It was 41 degrees outside. I had a sandwich and hot Chai tea. Inky had crumbs of Monterey Jack cheese from my sandwich. He chewed lemon grass for dessert, drank from the smallest watering can and then took a nap.
I made sure no plants needed a drink, checked that the electric heater is set to come on, misted to raise the humidity and moved some tropicals nearer the center. Hard freeze expected tonight. Much warmer out there than in the house, while the sun shines.
Pentas and fibrous begonias continue to bloom, as does pineapple sage. I’m hoping for calla lily blossoms soon.