Plants tend to grow and take up more space as time goes by.
Somehow the greenhouse seems to have shrunken over the summer. It's certainly not that a plant addict continued to collect plants over the summer.
Banana 'Ai Ai' the Hawaiian variegated banana, once only grown by Hawaiian royalty is now available to commoners like me. Thanks Rare Plant Research for making this available at a fraction of the prices I've seen in the interweb! It's more than doubled in size this summer. I'm hoping that it'll be okay with the temperature in the greenhouse hitting fifty degrees during the winter. It's sure got glorious foliage.
The male bust has been sitting buried among plants in the garden for years. He said that he wanted to come inside this winter.
I could move the tables and chairs out to make more space but I love sipping Saturday morning coffee here in the bleakest part of the winter. It always smells so good, especially when something fragrant is blooming like Jasmine, Brugmansia or forced paperwhites/hyacinths.
It's wonderful to be able to winter over so many things. Truth be told, quite a few plants stayed in the greenhouse all summer.
The agave on the right was my first, purchased years ago in a four inch pot on sale at Melinda's nursery.
Of course I didn't run out of space and start using my old winter plant storage areas inside the house. That would just be silly! No, these plants' winter home is intentional to keep the air inside purified when the windows are closed all the time. It's a health thing, really. Anybody buying that?