A break from the mind numbing design tips… but Designing with Pets is next. Then, stay tuned, I have a new series coming called Tree a Day ID. Trips to the tree farm and the info needed to tell the trees apart. A little learning and pretty images of snow-covered nursery trees, where I spend lots of time.
The nursery farm is 300 acres of trees and shrubs …. You can see I have a lot of material to share. But now a trip inside one of the ‘winter-over’ and growing greenhouses. A place I can grow plants from seed whenever I want or have my rose standards and Duranta overwinter. But they are in my office during the winter. I like the little roses budding out.
What have we got colorful today? Succulents…. tropicals….a few blooming annuals and a shot of whimsy. Then unwanted guests in my office.
In the Greenhouse with GWGT
In My Office… I’ve got guests.
One rose standard has aphids and guess what they got when they were spotted?
- 1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
- 2 Cups Water
- 2 Tbsp. Dish Soap
And any remaining after an hour get it again. They have got nerve .
Weird, but this rose standard was not infected, but it also got sprayed.
You can see below that I have had these two roses for a number of years. The twins are on each side of the bench in the image below.
They have been in and out of the office for years. I can take them to the greenhouse if I want, but I like to see the roses blooming in winter. I do leave them out for the first few freezes, where they lose all their leaves. Then in January, the leaves return with little rose buds. All the annuals are removed for the trip inside.