Indian Summer

J.E. Shields
Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:23:34 PST
After the rain knocked all the colorful leaves off the trees about 10 days 
ago, we've gone into Indian Summer mode.  Yesterday, Sunday, was dry, 
sunny, and warm with temperatures up to 72°F (ca. 22°C) in the 
afternoon.  The weather people are predicting a mild winter in the Midwest 
this year, thanks to the El Niño that is stirring the Pacific Ocean.  Maybe 
my greenhouse heating bills will not be as bad as last year!

The only flower still blooming outdoors is the little clump of Crocus 
cartwrigthianus, which just keeps on going and going!

Inside the greenhouses, a coupe Fall blooming Clivia are flowering and the 
Lachenalia are starting to bloom.  L. pusilla is already going to seed, L. 
rubidus is blooming and L. viridiflora is almost in bloom.

Jim Shields
in Westfield, Indiana

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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