Do you know what these numbers are? 81, 83, 78, 81, 81, 81, 80, 78, 81
How about these numbers? 36, 35, 32, 29, 17, 32, 36, 29, 26
Need a hint?
Here’s one: June and January
Still don’t know?
The first set of numbers is the high temperature here each day this past week or so, from June 16 – June 24. Sweet, huh?
Oh, yes, it’s been nice, pleasant, cool, energizing. Did I mention pleasant? The hydrangeas haven’t even suffered from their usual afternoon droopiness. Ideal weather, really.
But I won’t gloat about my good fortune in the weather department, not just yet. I know many gardeners have struggled in this same time frame to keep plants watered in triple digit temperatures that zapped not only the plants but also their strength and desire to do anything but survive.
I know these same gardeners who are suffering in the heat now will be re-energized this winter, when it cools down in their gardens.
And I’ll be freezing inside, because that second set of numbers is the high temperature here each day this past winter from January 16 – January 24. Obviously, we don’t garden outdoors
much at all in the wintertime around here. We don’t even have any flowers blooming outside in January.
Maybe next January I should plan a trip to someplace warmer? Any suggestions?