Saturday, October 10, 2009

Green Thumb Sunday

If you happen to live where you'll soon experience cold/freezing Winter temperatures as well as snow and ice, have you begun bringing your non-hardy plants indoors? Our forecast is looking towards a freeze tonight. I'm rather looking forward to it!

My houseplants are now indoors, and I'm wanting to dig the few bulbs that also need to be brought indoors for the Winter. The word is that they need to experience a frost before they're dug out of the ground and brought indoors.

I'm really hoping I can dig my few gladiola bulbs, as well as my canna, early this coming week. I've also stopped to see about a good load of shredded hardwood mulch. Perhaps I can pick this up on Monday morning?

I purchased this hibiscus last Spring. It must have loved its location... partly sunny, partly shady with a lot of rain (not provided by me)! At any rate, check out the number of buds on this plant!

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The sun has been hiding a lot today. But I'm headed outdoors, anyway. Gonna dig those bulbs.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes, I have to bring in all I want to keep tonight. They are all gathered at the patio door just awaiting their lift into the house. This the season alright.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Wow, what a pretty hibiscus! We aren't due for a frost yet, but it sure has gotten cold. I hope you got your bulbs dug up. I on the other hand need to get out and plant my tulips.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Lisa, I'm sure it was at least at freezing last night! It was 34 degrees around 8:30 A.M.

Hi Catherine, It really is pretty, isn't it? I did get my bulbs dug and my 5 daffodil and 5 allium bulbs planted! My daughter called this afternoon. They'd received 6 inches of snow in Omaha! Yipes!!

Gail said...

None to bring in Shady. I used to move them outside but, not anymore. But I do have a few perennials and shrubs to plant...They will be fine or I can bury them in the leaf mulch pile.

I am so not ready for winter! We've hardly had a fall with all the rain.

The hibiscus is a beautiful color~~I'd be protecting it for sure!


Rosey Pollen said...

Yes, a good thing to save your lovely hibiscus, I had to bring in some pots a few weeks ago. I am scared to venture out to the unheated greenhouse and see what happened to the rest of it.
You have a lot of blooms on your hib. Did you use a bloom builder something like that?

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Gail, Our weather has been cold and rainy for several weeks. I'm getting a bit tired of it. No leaf-raking, yet. Wonder if this will be the first year I'll let it lie? ha?

Rosey, Actually I used nothing on it, all summer. (Well, maybe I added a bit of fertilizer once - but it rained so all summer that I didn't need to water much at all!)

Rosemary said...

Lovely Hibiscus great apricot colour. I too am waiting for a frost so cannas can be dug up........ winter is approaching too fast where is Indian Summer?

Shady Gardener said...

Rosemary, I keep watching, and watching, and ... for that Indian Summer! (And I dug up my bulbs yesterday, anyway.) :-)

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

My two Norfolk Island pines have been inside for a while now, as has my amaryllis. I have some extra bare-root bergenia (pink). Would you like any? They are divisions of existing pants and should perform nicely!

Shady Gardener said...

Monica, I would dearly love an extra bare-root bergenia!! Thank you so much for your offer! I'll send you an e-mail. :-)