Sunday, October 28, 2007
Ok, summer’s over
Tonight I’ll finally take in my gardenia, banana, and jasmine plants; a frost is expected, our first. They might survive it; in fact, they probably would, but why delay the inevitable. When I visited the Botanical Gardens today, I saw that they’d ripped out their outdoor annual plantings. Ouch. I bet they still looked fabulous too. But they’ve got to get their bulbs in, just as I do. The lilies are in but none of the tulips. I hope to do all the pots for forcing today and tomorrow.
Thank goodness I have a winter project: my new indoor greenhouse, which, believe it or not, will be created from the nondescript room you see above and at top (all the office stuff will go, but I’ll probably put back a lot of the art). It has great southern light, which I’ll supplement with some kind of other lighting (I need to research it). The room is quite cool, and it will be easy to add moisture, as it’s manageably small. Other people in this area have successfully done this with spare rooms, so I’m hopeful. We picked out a new hardwood floor yesterday, and will paint it after that. Then I'll need to find plant stands, humidity trays, lights, all that. A big project for a small room.