But not this year. I was a very neglectful plant steward, I didn't even start bringing them out till the beginning of July, and only just finished a few days ago, in early August. Things were complicated by the fact that I had to sift through the dead bodies to find the living, and in most cases, then trim up the living to make them look presentable.
|My Aloe 'Christmas Carol' is even flowering|
|That cylindrical Sanseveria had actually started to shrivel a bit, but it seems to have bounced back|
|The Agave next to it, which I'm pretty sure is Agave bovi-cornuta, is thriving|
|I noticed for the first time this year that it's variegated -- it has a lighter green stripe down the center|
|I'm pleased this tiny Aloe polyphylla was one of the survivors|
|No sign of spiraling yet, but it's just a baby|
It seems appropriate that I have a zombie gnome captured in a birdcage on the table. I brought a lot of zombie plants out of the greenhouse this year. And I often felt a bit like a zombie while I was doing it.
I don't mind that some of them didn't survive. Now I have room for seed-starting, which was one of the reasons for getting a greenhouse in the first place. Acquisitional plant hoarding had started to get in the way.
Who knows? Maybe I'll even find room for a little table and chair this winter. Coffee and seed starting is a nice combination.