I think this will be the final cuttings of items in bloom this year. Almost all the leaves are gone and all the perennials in the nursery are in beds to be wintered over. Below are the final collection of color and some final bounty of harvest off the figs. I will need to replace the in bloom posts with holiday decorating and then planning for 2015.
Bergenia cordifolia ‘Bach’ (Pigsqueak), Beta vulgaris ‘Ruby Red’ (Swiss Chard), Geranium wallichianum ‘Havana Blues‘ (Havana Blues Cranesbill), Senicio serpens (Blue Chalk Sticks), Rosa ssp. (Rose hips), Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’(Brown Turkey Fig), Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ (Royal Purple Smokebush), Kalanchoe thrysiflora (Flapjacks)
The greenhouse is cleared of the winter storage and organized to start planting; and just in time since last week our order of seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds arrived.
I ordered a variety of vegetables and flowers to grow for both my own and client’s gardens. Some of my selections were based on companion plants, such as parsley, tomatoes and nasturtiums. When planted together the plants naturally deter bugs from each other and partners the heavy feeders with plants that replenish the soil. A common companion method combination of Corn, pole beans and squash is called “The Three Sisters Method” and dates back to Native Americans. Other vegetables were ordered for their heirloom qualities or ingredients in favorite recipes. I will share progress of the veggies once they are started.