On Friday night, as the rain fell and the chilly wind blew through the Penthouse, I began preparing the dining room in earnest for the return of the citrus and tropical plants from their scattered homes around the Garden. I stopped and grabbed two more lights (I need one more and I'll be set...unless I set up another set of shelves), assembled the Metro shelving that has been "stored" in the Malibu's boot since early Summer, I went to work.
Thankfully all of my precious (to me) citrus and non-cold tolerant figs made it home along with the dwarf banana and the 'Mojito' elephant ear. Yesterday I hauled the now giant cut-leaf philodendron up the three flights, and began potting up the agaves to bring in, but I'll update you on all of that later once everyone is finally home.
|A real happening Friday night at the Penthouse includes cleaning and assembling shelving.|
|Fast forward to Saturday afternoon. The cold rain stopped and it turned bright and sunny the moment the last citrus tree was placed in the Bu.|
|I also brought home my little collection of scented geraniums from Logee's. I almost forgot! I ordered two stephanotis plants! Oy vey, the Penthouse is filling up before I even bring everyone home! There is still the Martha Washington to bring home, and three "fancy" geraniums, as well as two ivy (also called "balcony") geraniums I would like to keep alive. Right now, as temps are a bit warmer, the scented geraniums are home, but living happily outside right behind the window boxes.|
|And now everyone is warm and happy again! The little fig in the bottom center is the "Petite Negra" who arrived as a teeny plant almost two years ago. Summer camp was good for him!|
|Speaking of the Variegated Citron, the buds keep appearing and getting bigger and bigger! Fingers crossed!|