quick minx update and Happy Sylvester!!
If you are not my Ema, you might be bored by this post so read on with that caution 🙂 I love days when I have meetings with a string of really on the ball, intelligent, curious, and serious students. It just makes my whole day a good one, no matter how long or how tired I get.
I had far fewer students in class today than usual because it is Sylvester and international students tend to take today and tomorrow off. They are particularly unmotivated to attend classes that start at say 8:30 a.m. Naturally, today was the day for course evaluations.
Today, I also got to make a quick garden-store run (and I do mean run, quite literally, when I ended up with a 25 minute break). I was hoping they’d have some of those really small and super cheap-o already-started herb plants. Sadly, they didn’t. Instead, I got two really small and super cheap-o (1.5 sheks each) annual flower plants (no idea what they are called but they make gorgeous flowers that are a combination of deep purple and orange –at least, that is the colour combo that I chose). I got an expensive 8 shek oregano plant. I also bought a seed packet of lettuce since I’ve gone through the whole packet of the duds with only 4 very sickly plants and 3 healthy and nice ones to show for it. I’m trying a different variety this time, one that is more like a lettuce head rather than looser leaves, in hopes it will germinate better and got a packet of thyme seeds to try to make a border in the spring in the herb garden. The guy threw in a packet of Lobelia seeds that had busted open for free. Hey, trying to grow free flowers from seed will be worth it if even one manages to germinate and survive. I’ve never grown many flowers and definitely never Lobelia so it will be an adventure.