Momentary Setback

Here we are on the 17th of May, 2014 and the morning temperatures have been in the high thirties and low forties – Fahrenheit.  It would be more common to have lows in the sixties and high eighties.  Just like last week.  It was summery and lovely.  This week I toted back into the house my two plumerias, my pony tail palm, my rope plant and my “lemon tree”.  I told them to relax, summer is coming.  In fact, it is coming next week and should be here to stay.  I’m not sure they believe me.

The peonies are slow and look cold.  My neighbor’s peony is in the sun and have bloomed nicely.  Here are my cold ladies:

they are coming
This was about a week and a half ago.

To me, they look sadly cold.  But take heart, mid-west, today the high will be in the sixties and by Monday the temps will be warm and my tropicals will be outside all day and all night.

Have a lovely weekend.  Enjoy!

cate b

19 thoughts on “Momentary Setback

  1. love peonies, but never had any luck with them…be sure to add your pics of your other lovely plants when they blossom…would love to see them too! enjoy your weather and your weekend!

  2. This has been the craziest weather year on record here as well. We were 34 at my place yesterday morning, we have had highs already of 92 and every where in between. The plants don’t know what to do. This too shall pass, lol. Next week 90s. What we need terribly is rain, driest year here even than the dust bowl days. Lord please send us good, long, slow rains. Thanks and have a great weekend,,

  3. Love peonies– but can’t grown them here in CA. We’ve had the hottest May days– up around 100 all week! My nasturtiums burned up and hydrangeas burned up and my impatience are weeping and laying on their sides– more water they say!!

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