Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
The forecasters are predicting snow to arrive in our area at about 4:00 p.m. today. Bummer, because that means no late start or snow day at work but it will make for an interesting commute from my day job to my night teaching gig. What's worse, temperatures will warm during Thursday night, snow will turn to rain and probably everything will be clear enough that there won't be a late start on Friday. Don't get me wrong, I love my jobs but hanging out at home for an extra hour or two is pretty swell.
After picking the persimmons on Saturday, I threw the last of the plants inside. Cordylines for the greenhouse and the last of the begonias were cut off, their pots stored in the basement. Now there's just a path in the greenhouse as the plants take up a lot of space. (They grow you know.) Currently (Wednesday evening) it's 31 degrees outside and the predicted low is 25. Brr. Just ran out to the greenhouse to make sure that the heat is working and it's 45 out there. Here's what it looked like on Saturday. While it's pretty full out there, there's still shelf space for small plants.
The tops of this go up through the rafters of what used to be the ceiling/floor of the upper part and are now touching the peak of the roof which is about 20 feet high.
Speaking of available shelving, one might think that a gardener would stow the unsightly plastic containers in a shelf before taking a picture.
Schlumbergeras add some floral zing.
The desert and jungle huddle together against the cold.
Captive elves keep watch.
Just like the rest of the garden, this space gets less of my time during the cold months but it's sure a treat to be able to have so many plants that push the hardiness envelope!
I'm ready for spring, how about you?