Thursday, October 23, 2014

Settling in for Winter

Earlier this week I moved all the tender container plants inside. All that is left on the balcony now are the roses, a bigleaf hydrangea, and a few perennials, namely Hosta plantaginea and Petasites japonicus var. giganteus. All of these are normally hardy here, but seeing as they are in containers on a second-floor balcony I might bring them inside and put them in a cold, dark corner for the coldest part of winter just to be on the safe side. The sunroom, meanwhile, looks lusher than ever.

The sunroom the other day - when there was sunshine, rather than yesterday and today's gloomy darkness and torrential rain

On a separate note, happy Deepavali/Diwali everyone! दीपावली की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ!

7 comments:

  1. The sun room looks so neat! Is the plant on the corner banana?

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    1. Yes, it is a 'Mekong Giant' banana (Musa xishuangbannaensis) from southern China. It will probably soon get to big for the room, though.

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  2. That looks a really nice place to spend some time in!

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    1. It is, especially on cold but sunny winter days. I need to get a little table to go with that chair so I can do some work there...

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  3. What a pretty room! All those plants give it quite a tropical look :)
    Happy Deepavali to you too!

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    1. That is what I am going for... To tide me over during our bleak and frosty winters.

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  4. Your sun room looks very warm and inviting! Glad that all of your tender plants are safely inside!

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