But what you don’t understand
I’m a working man
-Rod Stewart, “Hot Legs”
Alright, so the blog has a new look, which I’m really digging. I just need a few more tweaks, and it’ll be done! This is really, really awesome. So awesome. Like, really awesome. Okay, enough awesomeness. Maybe a bit more.
So, it’s the beginnings of summer here, in which temps are already in the 90-92F range and drying things out (which is a really contrast from the northern regions with the rain and the floodings. Yikes). But that’s okay, because the roses look really good and healthy. Especially this one.
Mr. Lincoln, a 1964 Hybrid Tea rose, best known for their really fragrant long-stemmed red roses. I found this baby half-off at Lowes last month, and I’ve been watering it regularly – I dunk the pot in a bucket of water and wait until the bubbles finish, then letting it drain on the pavement. I do that for all of the cuttings I have, and the results are really good. Lots of new growth from most of them; although, a good bunch of them need repotting into slightly bigger containers to help with root growth. And a nice dose of fish emulsion as an early-summer treat.
I also got a haircut, which clearly means it’s the beginnings of summer.
One guard on the top, with a half on the sides. Much better now, because it’s less sweat/oil my scalp is making, which means less dandruff. But I’m feeling the sun and the wind on it, and it is rather interesting. I miss this feeling.