Saturday, October 24, 2009

Still Busy in the Yard

This week I have been busy moving my tropical plants into the greenhouse.  It continues to get down into the low 40's at night and even though the plants looked good outside I didn't want to take the chance that they might get damaged. 

My little green house cannot hold another plant.  It is bursting at the seams.


I have a 9'x12' greenhouse that my husband built about 10 years ago.  It has gas heat and running water and works very well to over winter the tropicals.  I plan to build a larger greenhouse next fall and use this one for starting seedlings. 


The leaves have started changing colors.  These are the oaks in the front yard.












Aren't the red leaves on this tree just beautiful?  This is my neighbors tree and I have no idea what kind of tree it is.





















And look what is blooming again...my bird of paradise!  This plant is still sitting outside and is a very happy camper.  Somehow I will have to squeeze it into the greenhouse soon.
To end this post I thought I would show some of the plants that are still blooming.  Stella de Ore daylily, Queen Sophia Marigold, ToadLily, Purple Wave Petunia and Mums.
Until next time,

4 comments:

janie said...

I have not begun to move my plants yet, but we will get busy on them next week, I am sure. I hate it when I neglect to move them, and Winter hits me over the head.

Nice post. I love the fall color.

Sue said...

Is that greenhouse attached to your house? It looks like a great spot for your plants.

Scott & Liz said...

Nice greenhouse, is that a varigated Manihot I see in the back?
Scott

kclily said...

Scott, I hope you read this. I didn't have your email to reply to your comment. Yes, you are correct. That is a Manihot and it is my favorite plant.