Saturday, December 15, 2012

#474: Delicate Plants

Nantucket's climate has grown milder
over the years but we are still too far north 
for delicate plants to winter over outside.
So, David built a greenhouse.
A home for the banana plant and 
California poppies

For the tiny asparagus.
Two more years and the roots will be ready for the garden.

For the David Austen roses,
budding in December!

For the corn salad, so we can have 
leafy greens all winter. Mmmm.

Not for the cat. 
Who knows what havoc he could wreak?

There's also a plant nursery in the house.
Green things in the winter are soul food.

Especially the Mandevilla,
joyous red in the grey season.

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