I am sure this is the earliest we’ve had to drag in the potted roses and the garden furniture—normally, I wait until the first snow of the year to get the roses in. Oh right—we had the first snow of the year!
And it looks as though there will be more quite soon. Of course, my regrettably unharmed maples have yet to shed a leaf.
It’s been chilly in GWI country, so I’ve taken my colocasia down to the basement, where I will:
A.) Cut them down and leave them in the pot to go dormant in the root cellar.
B.) Take the tubers out of the pot and leave them in a box of peat moss or something like that.
C.) Take everything out of the pot and throw it all out.
Why is C. so attractive? Could it be that I’ve never had one bit of luck saving items such as these and even less starting them inside when spring comes? Could it be that I know in my heart that the beautiful set of 5 young plants (so nicely packed) I got from Brent and Becky’s for $30 last spring will be available to me once again? Could it be that I’m a wasteful slacker who hates the environment?
I am looking forward to finally potting up the hyacinths (yes, the ones I have had for at least 2 weeks) and some other goodies I am forcing—maybe tonight.
Oh yeah—someone gave me some colchicums that say “for indoor forcing only.” What could be meant by that, I wonder? I thought these were fall-blooming bulbs that one plants in the ground for the next year. Never had much luck with them.