Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Boy, Are We Busy!

There is a lot to do in the fall garden! We are hustling and back-breaking-bustling to get things done and "put to bed." Not to forget to mention that it is also holiday preseason!  

A recent article in ULSTER magazine has some nice things to say about Christmas on the Mountaintop...Check it out here!

Inspiration can come from many places, including this piece of crop art at Chanticleer Garden. We of course, ran out and fetched little blue stem (on left) for our gatehouse landscape.
Inspiration at Chanticleer Garden

All aboard for the Greenhouse! 
We tuck these tender Rex Begonias warmly inside the Greenhouse before the hard freeze arrives. They look particularly impressive all snug in the back of the Workman. The plants will return next year even larger!
All aboard for the Greenhouse! Rex Begonias.

Bringin' in the big guns to help heave out the large Ensete (Abyssinian Banana). First, large pits are dug , then we heft the plants out on a forklift (not shown).  All snug in Greenhouse C...
Ensete (Abyssinian Banana)

1000 Tulips were poised for planting, moments before Hurricane Sandy arrived. All these for cutting including three faves, 'Perestroyka,' 'Black Hero' and 'Akebono.' Check them out in your Scheepers catalog.

About a one-third of the Cyperus from the African Show Garden are shown stockpiled off to the compost. This picture shows the incredible quantity of plant material needed to fill the beds. These plants, in particular, were a bear to dig, although you couldn't tell from their unassuming top growth.

See you after Thanksgiving!