Indian summer has struck again although this time of the year doesn’t follow the strict definition. There has been no hard frost, yet. The Old Farmer’s Almanac adheres to the saying, “If All Saints’ (November 1) brings out winter, St. Martin’s (November 11) brings out Indian summer.”
It certainly feels like an Indian summer because we’ve enjoyed a spell of wonderful cool nights and days. But now we are back in the grips of heat with highs in the low 90’s and harsh sun rays lashing out at us.
Really must force myself to divide them after the last freeze next year. That just happens to be when everything needs attention.
Another Crown of Thorns is on a covered porch but gets lots of low late afternoon light. It has flourished since the top was cut off which caused branching and a fuller plant . The plant behind it is Oxalis.
Weather wishing doesn’t work, but that doesn’t stop most of us from trying it. I do want some of those cool days to return.
“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” Thomas Sowell