Today I had yet another box arrive from Logee's Greenhouses in Danielson, Connecticut. This time it was a new citrus tree, a new (and awesome) elephant ear, and a trio of scented geraniums. All had for a fraction of their regular price during one of the last clearance sales. If you like unusual plants (mostly tropical, but some hardy) I urge you to check out their website and sign up for emails. They have so many things I cannot find locally, and their history is pretty cool, too.
Once the new plants were potted up, I did a little check-up on the tropical fruit trees under the pergola. Everyone seems to be growing quite happily. I'm amazed at what a difference a summer spent outdoors means to these little (but growing quite big) plants.
|I'm always amazed at what large plants can be packed in such little boxes. I was REALLY amazed at how large the Variegated Citron is!|
|This 'Mojito' Elephant Ear is even more beautiful than I had expected. Such amazing colors and patterns on the leaves.|
|And more interesting leaves on the Variegated Citron.|
|Seriously. It is such a huge plant for the little pot. I only upped the pot I planted him in by about an inch, as citrus trees like to be a bit root bound.|
|My 'Super Dwarf Cavendish' banana is growing, growing, growing!|
|My ficus carica 'Desert King' has grown so much! You can see how small he was when I got him if you scroll down to the fifth picture here.|
|The Variegated Citron in his new home.|
|This little ficus carica 'Petite Negra' has remained quite, well, petite. Since moving outside he has had a growth spurt, so I'm hoping this continues through the remainder of the Summer.|
|The 'Chicago Hardy' figs really are getting a routine down. We had a small crop when they moved outside, and now there are six coming on this one plant.|
|The 'Black Mission' fig I brought back from Charleston is also getting a new branch. I just wish he was giving me figs!|
|Not a fruit, but a tropical, the nearly dead clearance sago palm is getting new leaves. The pergola might just be the best thing yet for all of the tropical plants!|
|Everyone happier than ever. It makes me a wee bit nervous to think of them all moving home this Fall, however.|