It's starting to get a little dim outside but the greenhouse is still bright and cozy. Grab a glass of wine and sit a spell
Until I hook these chandeliers up, strings of colored lights will illuminate them. This is very much a working space and It's been only recently that the usual layer of potting soil and fallen leaves (floor mulch) has been swept away.
Lots of plants were lugged outside for the summer and yet the greenhouse still looks full. I wonder how this happens?
Well, let's see, tomato plants have replaced the brugmansias and lots of plants have lots more space now than they do during the winter.
The potting bench has a new surface.
I found these free granite pieces in the discard pile of a local business. I loaded my trunk with them but had no idea for an application. Too good to pass up though! Being too lazy to make space for several buckets of these, I used most of them here and stored the rest. They're much nicer than the dirty brown-painted wood surface beneath!
Three new agaves grown by Little Prince and found at West Seattle Nursery. I'm tempted to try these in the ground but they're so cute and fun to enjoy inside.
I ordered and got three Jatropha multifida seedlings (they were actually fairly big) from a seller on etsy last spring. One was a bit runty and didn't make it, the other two took off like nobody's business. Being zone 10 plants, a winter in the greenhouse might be a bit risky but what's a laboratory without a bit of experimentation? Once it got cooler in there both specimens dropped their leaves and I feared the worst but didn't toss them. This warm spring, the larger of the two put on new leaves while the other one decided to become compost. It's such a beautiful thing that maybe I'll drag it into the house this winter.
Some denizens of the danger gardenette didn't go out this summer as they've all grown a bit and there wasn't room for them all this year.
An homage to my pal Alison's Halloween agave decor. It's the last picture in her post if you follow the link.
Exciting news - the usual grey foliage of this tillandsia has turned pinky red as purple flowers appear, a sweet surprise!
High summer and the garden is full of wonders!