Canada Garden: Is It Spring Yet?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Is It Spring Yet?

I've been here before.  And swore I wouldn't do it again.  But here, I am--overwintering coleus that I just couldn't bear to lose when the frosts came.  Especially the Alabama Sunset in the back.  And if I was going to keep it, might as well throw a few more in there-- the maidenhair fern, the cyclamen, and  the orchid.   Why the orchid?  I don't know.  There's no way it will eVeR bloom again.   But here it is, being babied through the winter in a dark cold basement with only a few hours of artificial light a day.  So far, they don't look too bad, but it is such a mess!
and look at those scissors!  I call them my santa scissors cause they were under the Christmas tree.  And they cut through the toughest stems like butter :)  Okay, wish all these little plants luck.  Hope they make it through the winter.


P.J. said...

Pretty pretty. It must feel good to go down and see all those reminders of summer. You are awesome.

Kynda said...

not so pretty right now, but hoping for gorgeous foliage this summer. you need to write to me and tell me what's goin' on!

peggy said...

You have to love plants to go through all this. I saved one plant and Walker has a snack from it every day.