Monday, November 16, 2009

Garden Diary
November 15, 2009

How desolate the garden has looked in the last couple of days as a wild wind sweeps through it, rustling the dry stalks and whistling through the shrubbery and the curly willows.

The pansies have succumbed to recent frosts, and although they still present little patches of lemon yellow the petals are limp and pressed forlornly against the frosty leaves.

Indoors, where the Christmas cactus are now living after a summer in the garden, they have decided to bloom early and make a pretty picture on the wide window sill in the big bathroom.

I hesitate to pot up the paper whites before the beginning of December in case they too jump the gun!

And the amaryllis I save for February to get us through that last month of winter (hopefully).


Titania said...

Your beautiful garden is getting ready to let Mister Frost do his work. The Schlumbergera cacti are pretty with there exotic flowers. Great to have in doors. Do you propagate them also from their flat leaves or stems or whatever they are called! Here they like to grow in the forks of trees in July which is the middle of winter. They cant't be tricked, winter it is when they start to flower.

Evelyn Howard said...

Nice Christmas cactus. Lovely!