Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Boo (some new) and Bloom Tuesday

This is Tuesday so lets share some blooms!
I am super excited to see this Dallas Red Lantana blooming after I chopped this 36" plant down to about 4" to move from the landscaping into a container for the winter.  She doesn't seem to mind the change of scenery.

I had a new friend join me in the Greenhouse today as I did some flower maintenance.  I'm sure he only wanted to get out of the wind and find a nice warm place to take a nap.  Quickly, he found a nice dry spot in the corner of the greenhouse to rest his chin.  ( photo collage above).How could you resist Boo Kitty's' big blue eyes?  See him snuggled in the corner in the bottom left photo.

New Things to Grow in the Greenhouse
The collage above is a collection of some of the new things I have added to the 10'x12' greenhouse I am using this winter.   Over the weekend I came across this Rose Tree at Bench's (40% off!). Everyone needs a tree in their greenhouse right? It will be a wonderful show when this Lavaglut (red rose) blooms.  I also added some french ivy around the bottom of the tree container.    The containers are starting to take shape considering all they have been through.  Most of the larger containers are annuals I dug up from my landscaping and moved to smaller pots with hopes of prolonging their life.  I have already been enjoying the rosemary and basil containers that usually would be gone by this time of year.  So far - so good!
Optical Grass
This little guy took his time ' blooming' after being divided and moved inside. He is now in a 4" terra cotta pot.  My goal is to keep most of these bloomers to enjoy through the winter.  As spring arrives I will transplant into larger containers and stop the cutting back so they can grow bigger before putting them outside.

Holding on Outside
My Garden has had a few frost and not much rain and these late summer favorites are still hanging on.  Look close on that mum in the bottom left corner - can you see the little bee doing his thing! Verbena in the landscaping and the pansy container looking as good as the day I planted it.  The ledwort is even sharing a small bright blue bloom on this Mid-November day. 

I hope sharing my garden with you brightened your Bloom Tuesday!


Anonymous said...

Hi Bren~~ Your kitty is a keeper, for sure! So sweet! Love the red Lantana. I've been able to winter them in a protected place. My fingers are crossed for 'Dallas Red.' It's a beut! Love your greenhouse.

Lucy said...

Red always packs a beautiful punch as winter draws in. Lovely pics, as always.

Patty said...

Beautiful Lantana and a very pretty cat. Like the name, Boo.

Jen's Journey said...

Red Lantana is a favorite of mine - so bright and pretty!

I would love to see your greenhouse! Wish we lived closer you could teach me so much!

Enjoy this glorious day!