It’s late October and the leaves are changing almost all of a sudden it seems around here. I hate getting ready for the cold season. There is so much to do, but I’ve dragged in almost all my plants that will fit in the greenhouse. There are still a few I didn’t get in and may have to let them go. I’m not sure I can squeeze any more room for them.
I thought I’d share my photos of them with you as they are all so lush and full of life right now. Month by month they decline until their next summer vacation, then they bounce back if I can manage to keep them alive.
Every year in the greenhouse looks different. I rearrange the plants, have new ones and old ones bite the dust. So here is a short tour…
A couple of my shadows in the above photos. They cannot stand it when I’m in the greenhouse and they are stuck in the art studio on the other side of the door! JuJu and Zoey the studio dog.
I might as well have you look just to the right of the door… That purple leafed plant is hibiscus I grew from seed this year. It’s practically a tree! Mahogany Splendor and I cannot say enough good things about it. Also, canna, nasturtiums, vinca and spider plant and some others I can’t remember the name of.
I have to say, I love the way this bakers rack looks all full of terra cotta pots with happy plants.
This is the south wall (left) and west wall (right).
Now just turn your head to the right and this is your view… a bird of paradise and an umbrella plant that lives in the koi pond during the warmer months.
Turn around now and look behind you. A row of Boston ferns along with philodendron that is older than me(!) and a canna. Also, you can get a glimpse of the scented geranium and vinca. I’m serious about the philodendron. My mom bought it at a yard sale I’m told before I was born.
Last photo today… the west wall as seen from a few steps out my art studio door.
Thanks for taking the mini tour. I told you it was full! Some things will die off or go dormant. Like the taro plants you see above, but they are so pretty, I try to enjoy them as long as possible. They’ll come back to life next year.
Now I just need to get that fountain going again! I have morning glories blooming behind it on a metal gate you can’t see anymore!
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