“Thanks, Mr. Weatherman”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
A great cool front came through yesterday, and we are enjoying unbelievable weather. This morning it is 54 degrees which is about 20 degrees cooler than normal. I have often written about how the heat affects our plants this far south. It is not so much the high day time temperatures but the high night time temperatures that make it difficult for some plants to survive. So, not only are the humans and animals enjoying this cool respite, but the garden does, too. It is amazing how quickly plants respond to drier and cooler air. When you go out in the morning everything is standing just a little taller and leaves are held a little straighter.
This drier air should hang around for several days. It makes working in the garden bearable, so it is not just the plants that will enjoy this extremely pleasant weather, humans will too. I get to be outside without wilting, no need for air conditioning, and no wilting plants. What more could you ask for?