Alfred E. Neuman
After one and a half winters—this one isn’t over,yet -- of freezes,I have given up covering and uncovering.
What makes it,makes it.What doesn’t,doesn’t.
If I really love ya--Dad’s orchids--,you get to come up to the covered patio.
and get a warm blanket and Christmas lights….these are going to stay here for awhile.Until I am certain there will be no more freezing weather.
And for Susan,from Simply Susan,who requested a photo of my Dad’s 50 year old Cattleya orchid.
The original plant is in the middle of the pot.Over the years,numerous cuttings have been taken and passed along.It is due for another trimming,but I have fears I may do it wrong.And I would never forgive myself if something happened.Dad’s advice was to just leave it alone.I think I will….
The veggie garden does get a swaddling with frost cloth and blankets,but that’s it.The rest of you guys are on your own.You’ll have to prove your worthiness to me.
I know the Angel’s Trumpets will come back…
As will the plumerias…..They both always do.
Even the Crotons will come back….Every Spring,I take cuttings.Just in case.It doesn’t hurt to have some back-up,after all.
Easily switched out with the seasons.And easy to move up to the covered patio……And a great spot for wine bottles……fill ‘em with Christmas lights.It makes for a great display in the evening.
Who doesn’t love Camellias?
and we have different varieties of Farfugium,including Leopard plant…I neglected to take photos,sorry…
But the plants that can take the cold and never even flicker an eye-lash are the winners here…….
Mixed with Geraniums…or anything…I love to brush against it just to catch a whiff of its wonderful scent.
I originally posted the above photo here…
Corn beef and cabbage anyone?Is Stuffed Cabbage more your thing?Maybe Cole Slaw?
YardBoy’s Collards,Turnips and Onions just laughed at the frost and freeze.
So,why should I worry when we have all this beauty growing all around us?
In time,I’ll have my tropicals back.
Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff.