Sunday, September 27, 2009

We are finally getting a soaking rain which should perk up what is left of the garden. This September has been one of the driest on record. I will start cutting back some perennials this week to get a head start on fall cleanup. Most of the potted plants have been put away but I have left some plants in the ground that still look good. The combination of Colocasia 'Black Magic' and Mirabilis 'Lime Light' with purple verbena in the lower garden has worked out beautifully.


  1. Greg, Nice blog. Its always a pleasure to see a northern gardener growing tropicals. Seems as though you are doing a good job of it.
    Stop by my blog for some Fl. Keys tropical gardening.

  2. Scott, thanks for the kind words. Tropicals add so much to our northern gardens. Overwintering is a bit of a pain but worth it. The first half of our summer was very cool and exceptionally wet so many of the plants got a late start but came on strong in the end. I found your blog amazing and inspiring. Greg