Thurs. Sept. 29, 2022: The Season Starts The Turn

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

First Quarter Moon Waxing in Scorpio

Pluto, Saturn, Neptune, Chiron, Jupiter, Uranus, Mercury Retrograde

Mostly sunny and cool

Celtic Tree Month of Vine

It’s like someone flipped a switch, and we’re into autumn temperatures, but not autumn colors. It’s still lovely and pleasant during the days (when it’s not raining), but going down into the 40s and even the 30s (F) at night.

Which meant moving the plants inside, from the back balcony. The large peace lily is in my office. The night blooming jasmine came in from the front porch to sit next to it. The peace lily was a drama queen for the first few days, but has settled down. The maiden hair fern went up on top of the bookcase in my office, where the cats can’t get at it. The slip of Mother’s tongue that fell off the big plant, and the lemon tree are both still in my office.

The jade plant and the Christmas cacti went into my mother’s room. The aloe plant came into the kitchen. The large Mother’s tongue is in the living room. The geraniums all went out onto the front porch.

That leaves the black-eyed Susan vine (still blooming), the morning glory (still blooming), the moonflower (never bloomed), the marigold, the lilac, the chrysanthemum, the mugwort, and the mullein out on the back balcony. The lettuce is finished.

I have to cut the peppermint and the lemon balm and let it dry.

We have to close off the front porch in the evening, and open it in the late morning, but during the day, when it’s sunny, it’s like a greenhouse there.

You know what that means?

The tomato plants we grew from seed, which did nothing all summer, are suddenly growing. Does this mean we’ll have tomatoes for Christmas?

This coming weekend is the big turnover to the spider web curtains, the Halloween fabric, and the Halloween decorations. One of the fun things about living here is that people start decorating for Halloween in September, and keep layering it on until November.

How’s your garden doing?


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