I worked quite a while yesterday on the garden. There was a freeze warning for last night, and we were supposed to get maybe a light dusting of snow. I wanted to see if I could overwinter some of my favorite plants from the veranda. Internet research did provide some tips, so I decided to try some of them. The thyme and sage never did really take off, maybe they will do better in a warm spot in a pot.
Several sites said to take the geraniums and let them dry a little, then put them in a box in the basement so they are in the dark. Mine were already a bit dry, so I boxed them up and stored them. I’ll check on them in a couple of months.
I took cuttings of the torenia and New Guinea impatiens, put them in water, and placed them on a windowsill in the basement. They’ll stay above freezing there, and get a bit of afternoon sunlight through the winter.
Another site said to cut the impatiens back by 1/3, and store them. So, will try that too. Other plants like my bargain hibiscus, two of the torenias and the lobelias, I just moved into the sun porch.
I have no idea what these bulbs are, they were given to me as a gift without a label. So, I don’t know if they should be planted now or in the spring.
Well, now is good for me, so into the ground they went.
It is a good thing that I got all that done yesterday. Here is what I woke up to this morning!
Looks like the light dusting turned into three to four inches, and it is still coming down.
At least the road surfaces seem to be clear, but I am not going anywhere anyway.
Good thing I moved everything I wanted to try to keep inside!
Now I am on to do some sewing, crafting, stamping, and well, you know!! More on my new seed idea in a future post.