The air is a lot cooler today than it was even a week ago…the sun sparkles off the water so cleanly…I know in my gut that it is almost time to bring the plants in.
Oh, woe is me…this is something I have to deal with every autumn. I have to pick and choose among my plants the ones that get to come inside and survive another year, or the ones that I will have to abandon, because I have no room for them.
The herbs get an automatic pass inside…I need them for cooking. The geraniums get an automatic pass…I need them to help me get through the darkness of winter. But I have barrels of blooming plants which I purchased for the wedding…and they are so beautiful, I wish I could find a way to keep them. The strawberry plants, the mint and the chives stay out all winter, as they always come back.
This is about the only time of year I regret living in a tiny, two room house…not nearly enough room for living plants…decisions, decisions, decisions…
P.S. As I was writing this post, a discussion started on our family email list about flowers and which we love best…I can’t choose just one…I love the colors, textures and emotions that different flowers evoke…do you have a favorite? Which ones will you be bringing in for the winter?