October 15, 2007

Some fall garden moments

A new focal point in the blue and gold garden- a super-deluxe Purple Martin house.
This post of the tiny tender bulb known as Northoscordum montevidense var. montividense broke out of it's summer dormancy exactly one month ago, when I began the autumn waterering routine with the summer-dorman South African and Southern Hemisphere bulbs, this easy yellow over-performer loves the cool conditions of the alpine house and the cool greenouse in the winter (true bulbophiles will surely squable over the latin on this one, since this is a bulb whose taxonomy seems to change weekly, so I am sticking with this name until someone advises me wiser!). Who cares, it's still beautiful.
Before I begin posting again next week, here are just a few moments from this busy time of greenhouse glass fixing, moving plants back into the greenhouse for the winter, late summer gesneriads in the greenhouse, early cyclamen species and the new martin house installed last week in the new garden that I am constructing on the east-exposure of the house, and in front of the greenhouse. Only thing left to do now, plant a few hundred bulbs of galanthus (snowdrops) and lillium (lily bulbs) to plant which just arrived in the mail, and about 150 boxwoods. Oh yeah, and finish my book!
Seems like my camera is acting up too....no time to fix that, just yet.

Off to bed!

1 comment :

  1. Matt, Good to see you are keeping busy and out of trouble!! I want to wish you congrats on finishing your book and the beautiful Martin House. Glen


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