We had a rainy day yesterday, gentle showers, throughout the afternoon. It was somewhat cooler, than it had been most mornings. I decided to grab my pruners and start a few cuttings, from this...
I don't have a potting bench, but as it was misting off and on, I worked under the umbrella, on my back deck.
I did a tray of assorted coleus.
I use regular potting soil, and the 4 inch pots that I save each spring, when I buy annuals.
I also did a tray of toad lilies, desert roses, and a couple other plants.
I've never rooted a desert rose before, but hey, why not? Free plants are all good.
These should all root quickly, especially, if our wet weather continues.
I'm going to root a few more trays over the next few days. I also need to pot up the hydrangeas that I've been rooting in water. If you remember, these cuttings were taken in June.
A few gallon size pots, to start some 'old garden' rose cuttings in.
These will stay in the shade for a while, eventually, I'll sit them out in the garden in dappled sunlight. They won't get planted in the garden, until spring.
A new birdhouse, my Honey built for me.
And another... for me, but they're really for our winged friends to raise their families in.
We had a visitor yesterday, lying around in our boat ramp. One of its siblings, somewhat shyer, was also chilling out in the water. We usually have a couple small ones, like these two-footers, in our canal during summer. They find their way out to the lake, when they get a little larger.
Soon, after I saw the gators, it began to rain too steady to remain outside. I took that as nature's way of giving me 'permission', to go inside and be a little lazy.