I'm one of the biggest fans of sweater weather, but not a fan of moving the tropicals in for the winter. This year, however, we have made some space in a room at my parents' where most of the plants will live for the winter. Thank goodness! The thought of shifting all of those plants back to the Penthouse always causes a bit of stress as I lose a large section of my dining room, and the plants really sort of just lump along in a Northern window with grow lights. This year they will actually have full use of the light of a wide, bright, unobstructed south facing window. I will, of course, use the grow lights as well, but I'm excited to test what this change will bring.
Hopefully it will be a change for the better!
|All of the amaryllis have grown strong and the bulbs plump over the Summer.|
|There are also many pups growing off of the main plant. I might just plant him in a plastic pot and follow Martha's lead of planting the entire pot in the planter so you can pull the entire thing in the Fall and not worry about digging and repotting.|
|I love all of my agave. They will benefit from the Southern light.|
|This Colocasia (the common Elephant Ear) Has done very well and might be houseplant material, although I should probably put him in the full sun window.|
|This guy was doing great and then just sort of slowed way down. I think I may try my luck at letting the frost hit him and then digging and storing the tuber much like you would a dahlia.|