In the last few days we have had plumbers, the city, and the heater repair folks all out for a visit. And Maurie had to replace a breaker in our electrical box. The law of threes? I don't know but I sure hope we are done for a while. I needed to take a break from the fun we were having with our plumbing, so I went out front to clean up the porch a little.
Maybe it's spring fever, but I decided to go to the store to grab a few winter plants. I was baffled by the selection at Home Depot. They were pretty much cleaned out of winter varieties such as pansies and snapdragons, and had none of the pretty ornamental cabbages that I'm seeing all around the neighborhood. What they did have was a huge selection of petunias, geraniums, and crotons. In January? I know this is Texas, but really?
Now it did happen to be 78 degrees out (with 79% humidity!) but we all know that if I had bought those, Dallas would have a recored snowfall next week. It seemed a little more logical to wait before investing in spring plants. I trimmed the pittosporum shrubs in front and the boxwoods in back, and brightened up the potting bench with trimmings and a rosemary plant from out back.
And guess what? It's going down to 33 tomorrow night. After record heat and severe thunderstorms today. It's North Texas, y'all!
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