Tuesday, October 4, 2011
It is time to accept reality and move our tender plants indoors. This location inside of the entry door that we never use has proven to be our best location for over wintering plants. We have other locations with better light but the moving air currents are stronger here. A high ceiling combined with heaters on both sides of the landing really move the air. Since this is the best location, only the most favored plants get to spend the cold seasons here.
Three rosemarys line the left wall. For some reason I thought obtaining a golden rosemary was a good idea. Golden leaves look like dying leaves so this plant always looks like it is on its way out. It's walking a thin line, because any plant that begins to look unwell loses this prime location. Two sweet bays, a tuberose, the patchouli and two lemon grass plants complete the group. Here in zone 4, tender plants get a six month sentence indoors. There is a slight chance for early parole if we get good weather in the spring. At some point these tender plants will again become the "In and Out Gang."