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Monday, October 29, 2012

Still Plants On The Patio

Monday in the garden...
...removed from the patio collection a container with a sweet potato vine plant that froze over the weekend.  It was out on the side without any protection.
...trimmed the trailing starts off the spider plants in the hanging baskets as they got nipped over the weekend too.
...watered the remaining containers on the patio; and the lettuce and kohlrabis in the vegetable beds.  Not really expecting the kohlrabis to do anything, but hopeful on the lettuce.


...enjoying the white and purple osteospermum plant which is producing more blooms now that it did all summer in the heat.





12 comments:

  1. I love the Osteo's-and have noticed also that they tend to bloom in the cool much better. I believe they are from Africa--which doesn't make sense-LOL!

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  2. I thought of you today. We have had very brisk wind gusts all day.
    I love the osteospermum. Such a pretty bloom.

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  3. Sounds like you are getting ready for winter... Where has Fall gone? Seemed so short this year... Maybe it was because we've been traveling so much!!!!! ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. The Osteo is beautiful. This year is so weird, you could still get some veggies. :)
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  5. Love Osteo's, but I've never had much luck with them. I finally realized, too, that they much prefer cooler weather. Wish our local garden centers would sell them in September instead of May.

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  6. Are you bringing in your Osteospermum? I love those flowers. We got our first snow this morning. Yuke! LOL!

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    1. Do you think it would survive? I can still get it in. Sorry about the snow there.

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  7. I love osteospermum plants. .but have just never had any luck with them. .I never stopped to consider the heat being the culprit though. .and after a couple of non-blooming summers. .they went off my list of things to grow!! I agree with Lona, it would sure be worth trying to over-winter it. .wish my greenhouse was closer to you!! Enjoy your day!

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  8. Bummer on the kolhrabis. They are one of my favorite veggies from the garden back in Wisconsin....boiled and/or cubed with a touch of salt:)

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  9. The osteospermum is always such a pretty flower, no wonder they like it here so often we have cooler weather.

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