After a month of delicious rains, Austin gardeners are beaming with the resulting bursts of bloom and growth.
But that's about to come to a screeching halt if the weather forecasters are right. The outlying areas of the Hill Country will certainly see a freeze, but Austin proper temps are usually a little warmer. We'll see.
Unlike most years, I got my plants into the greenhouse in time.
Many of the plants got a good clean up and a haircut. A few of the plumerias that were towering over me were pruned to fit and the new stalks planted up in smaller pots. After the heat of our dry and blistering summer, I get weary of potted plant care - every single day. The cooler temps were invigorating and it was really fun to have my hands in the soil again.
Now I just have to cover the peppers, pick the tomatoes and the basil, take more cuttings and water.
Guess I only thought I was ahead of the game!
Are you ready for winter?