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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Jack Frost Is Now Welcome

We had a very warm September at Garden on Sherlock Street.  Now, into October, we're still over 80 degrees Fahrenheit.  I've had plenty of time to bring in the houseplants and other containers I'm hoping to overwinter.  With the possibility of a frost this weekend, I rounded up the final geraniums as well as a lavender I dug out of the ground and a little start of lemon grass which I hope will root into a container to save.  The gang's all here.  The family room once again looks lush.




21 comments:

  1. You are Ready and the room looks lush and welcoming. How do you use the lemon grass? We like the taste in Thai food but haven't grown or used it.

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    1. I haven't used the lemon grass. It has just done so well and smells so nice I thought I'd try and keep some. I dug around the plant and got a shoot of the side with some little roots. I hope it takes well.

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  2. That's quite a list and everything looks great. Your room is very bright and cheerful.

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  3. It has been quite warm here this past month--and we've had almost no rain... We need rain ---and I want some cooler weather!!!!! Maybe --we'll get some of that cooler air next week....

    You have a bunch of things to over-winter inside... I have a few things --but not too many....

    We just got home from a 10 day awesome trip...
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. YOU have frost this weekend -- wow! Not us although it will be cooler. Columbus Day is the day I always bring mine in -- still a couple of weeks. As I recall last year I had to bring them in early!

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    1. They're backpedaling on the forecast. May not get quite that cold but 80 something today to 30 something Fri night. Brrrrrr.

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  5. lol....I love your phrase 'the gang's all here'. You are way ahead of us in getting your plants sorted for the winter, it puts me to shame. There is something quite satisfying in getting them all hunkered down for the winter isn't there? Is that a chess board, do you play?

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    1. Our frost can hit anytime in Sep or Oct. Never know for sure!
      Don't play chess enough! That's my hubby's Narnia chess set he got as a gift from his sister. It's pretty cool. It was made in Germany.

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  6. What a cheerful spot! Love the yellow walls-so bright and sunshiny! You'll have some happy plants for sure. Enjoy the day! We're taking the day to go look at the beautiful fall foliage. It won't be long now until winter has us in her grip.

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  7. Your room is very cheery looking with all of your overwintering visitors.

    It is still very warm and humid down here. We had hints of fall last week, but this week it feels like summer again.

    Enjoy the rest of your week ~ FlowerLady

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  8. Fall is in the air here at least in the mornings. The prediction for today is much needed rain. This weeks has been still in the 80s with a promise of a low of 39 on Sunday night. As we count down to the first frost date, hints of fall are all around us. Leaves on the trees are starting to think about turning and soon they will have their golden fall color I so cherish to see. Changing of the seasons always reminds me that nothing in life will remain the same. As much as we all try to keep things the same, change will continue to happen. I've learned to enjoy it and not fight it so much.

    I don't bring plants in from the outside garden. There's really no good area for light in my house for plants. The only real thing that grows in my living room is my grandson's Lego collection. :0)

    Have a great cold weather preparation day.

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    1. Have your grandson construct you some plants from the legos.

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  9. I think I've been lulled into thinking summer was going to last forever. I'd better start bringing plants inside, too--no frost predicted here, but the temperatures are supposed to drop next week.

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  10. It's nice that you have the space to bring them in for the Winter season. I don't and am not able to do that.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  11. You're way ahead of me. I have quite a bit to do before Jack Frost arrives here on the Plateau.

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  12. I find myself in a panic and bringing everything in at the last moment. I need to start doing that too. You inspired me to bring in oxalis and cactus. I need to replant some hardy geraniums. I hate to cut back the geraniums but they have become to large. Your room does look cozy.

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  13. I like your lights there. L.D., we bring in oxalis, too, and when I forget to water them, they look like they are dead, some summers. We take them out, water them, and they become full and lush in no time.

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  14. You minded me that I have to dig one red geranium up from the garden soon! It was a gift from my nephew, and I want to overwinter it. The high heat around here in southern Virginia spoiled me into thinking it was endless summer....

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  15. Did I understand you correctly, you bring in your geraniums? How do you do that?

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    1. Nothing special. I give them a soapy bath to try an evict any bugs and sit them inside where there is as much sun as possible. I've read things about letting them go 'dormant' by digging them up, etc. but that always sounds like a lot of work with mixed results. Mine do well inside. Sometimes, they even bloom!

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