I potted a little Brugmansia like the one above for the greenhouse. I thought I would leave the rest in the garden in hopes for a mild winter that would allow them to come back from the roots. I had only one round of bloom this summer. Hummingbird Moth caterpillars kept eating the foliage.
One of the two big brugs kept calling out every time I passed. I finally grabbed a big nursery container, filled the bottom with potting soil and went for it with my trenching spade. I removed the worst of the chewed leaves. The stems are loaded with developing leaves. I hope the shock of transplant and the change in provenance doesn't set it back too much.
I ended up with a five foot tall plant with four stems. Some things had to be moved so there is room atop the shelf over the heat sink water barrels. After nightfall the wilting improved.
The light colored pot above was replaced by the
container holding the Brug and the airplanes repositioned.
The Foxtail Fern went over to join another like it.
Foxtail Fern underplanted with alyssum.
Pink Pentas rooted cutting.I'll be rearranging plants and pots for some time. I bumped up this Pentas that has rooted well and is blooming well. Its roots had just filled the little purple pot it was in.
I keep finding bits and pieces that beg to be brought inside before frost. Pots of violas and gerbera daisies can remain outside and just be tucked inside on the walkways when a hard freeze is expected overnight so they can remain in bloom.
View from the east end showing the water barrels.
View from the south side shows the water pipe at left,
electrical panel running horizontally over a plant shelf
and water barrels at right end with their pump in the corner.
I read about a tropical greenhouse that has a brug, bigger than mine, that has Vanda orchids attached to it. That's a bit ambitious for me, but I did see some little Vandas at a nursery the other day....
Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean blogged on Dotty Plants Journal in Southwest Georgia zone 8b.