Thursday, January 12, 2017 – Graupel?, Coleus Cuttings all Day, Interesting Names Again
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday we were in the 40’s again but this morning we woke up to 21 degrees and a layer of snow. . . no wait, this isn’t snow. This hard round frozen stuff looks like little pellets about the size of BB’s.
I’m pretty sure the precipitation we got overnight isn’t hail, snow or sleet. I think it’s called “Graupel” This uncommon form of precipitation is soft hail or snow pellets, it is formed when super-cooled droplets of water are collected and freeze on falling snowflakes, forming little balls of ice.
We worked in the greenhouse all day again like yesterday. We continued our project of preparing cutting of Coleus plants for rooting. It looks like we’ll still be doing this tomorrow and maybe the next day.
And once again we found very interesting names for the various strains of Coleus plants. Some of these made us chuckle as we worked. Names like: Tickle Me, Boutique Fetish, Holy Guacamole, Trailer Park Princess, Bomb Shell, Volcano, Havoc, Blackberry Waffles, Radical Butter Bean, Say Cheese, and Ring Leader. Then the names seamed to move to the dark side with names like: Lord Voldemort, Red Witch, Psycholeus, Bipolar Biology, Satanic Embers and Sin.