Some things were moved around, a couple more shelving units were added and a few plants came into the human house (also a green house but not a greenhouse.)
The Spanish Moss continues to grow and now when people walk through the greenhouse, they usually come out with a few pieces stuck to their clothing.
I'm happy to announce that my niece was wrong. Everything fits and it one looks closely, (s)he can see empty spaces on some shelves.
Still to come in are four cordylines and a potted Phormium 'Jubilee' which will only come inside if we get really cold weather. Of course, they could always go in the stained glass room that used to be my winter storage area and is now empty.
My Georgia-dwelling garden blogger friend, Jean, asked if the Spanish moss had blooms on it and wouldn't you know it, this year it did have tiny flowers.
The plan this year was to have desert on this side and jungle on the other but a little of each crept into the other space. but the things on the shelves in the background will need very little water this winter.
This poor Colocasia gigantea. hasn't made it outside in two years but grows unnoticed in a back corner.
The poor agave in the middle looks like it'll recover from the mealy bug infestation it had this spring. Poor thing used to be so gorgeous. It could be tossed but it was my very first agave purchased in a four-inch pot.
Come on over for a cup of coffee some morning. Do call first so that I can get the bags of potting soil and tools out of the way.
We'd all be delighted to see you, especially Ganna Walska below. My favorite quote of the real Madame Ganna Walska of Lotusland fame is, "More is better." Certainly not in keeping with the Ikea-loving, minimalist, less-is-more, Danish Modern hugging crowd. Vive la différence. I secretly admire the minimalist look but don't know how to do it myself.
The hibiscus is still blooming and the big brugmansia, finally free of spider mites (fingers crossed) is covered with buds. The place was abuzz with whitefly this summer and I tried lots of ways to get rid of them. The most effective thing that has reduced them to almost none has been a yellow fly tape. Go figure, the best solution would be the easiest and least toxic.
So now it's sort of a downhill slide until I maybe grab a few paperwhites to force in January and maybe another amaryllis or two to brighten this space. Fingers crossed for few pests and a mild winter.