“Cool Weather Brings Forgetfulness”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
While we have had unseasonably but lovely cool weather lately, it has been very dry. There is a burn ban in effect for just about all of the state, not that we burn anything, but it does go to show how dry everything is. This past weekend, I divided some of my daylilies. I watered them well on Sunday, and then promptly forgot about them until this morning about 3:00 AM. (Why do we wake up in the middle of the night and remember things like that?) I left a note for dear hubby to water this morning, and when I returned from work, the daylilies were not wilted, but I did notice a few yellow leaves. I will be so mad at myself if I lose these daylilies. I just can’t believe I forgot all week to water them. At least it has been cool weather, so I am hoping they did not dry out too much and will be okay.
This must have been my forgetful week because I also forgot to water until this afternoon two big containers of coleus transplants I recently potted up. Luckily, they were very dry, but not wilted yet. I am going to have to start writing myself notes to remind me of things like watering. I think I forgot because with the cooler weather I haven’t had to water every day like I did before this cool spell came through. It is amazing how quickly we can forget a routine.
Another nice thing about this cool weather is that when we leave the windows open the fragrance from the butterfly ginger and night blooming jasmine drifts inside at night.
Both of these plants release fragrance only at night time. On second thought, could it be this aroma that drifts inside on the cool night time air that is the cause of my forgetfulness? Or, maybe it is just that I am enjoying a lovely fall season so much it justs puts every thing else out of my mind.