Monday, April 14, 2014

Moving Outdoor Plants Outdoors

We have a lot to talk about this week at Crest Avenue, so here goes with the second post for the day.

Spring cannot get here soon enough for nearly everyone in the country.  This has been a long and arduous winter for most.  I decided this past weekend that it was time to put the potted plants which were brought in for the winter back outside so they could adjust to being outdoors again.  As is the case, the plants were a bit winter-weary.  The conditions inside the home are never suited to vibrant life in many of these plants.  If we were in a more temperate zone, there would be no need to bring them in for the winter months.  But that is not the case, so we are forced to bring in those plants which will not make it through freezing weather and do the best we can to keep them going until the spring.

The boxwood on the far left and the cyprus on the far right are both healthy.  They stayed out during the winter and managed to remain in good shape.  The diamond grasses in the large pot in front on the left stayed out during the winter and are coming back in full force.  The little brown pot in front has freesia.  I am uncertain at this point whether they will come back.  I hope so because I absolutely love freesia.  The succulent in the center of the table with the light colored foliage was inside for the winter and suffered.  I am hopeful that once it has been in the sunshine and fresh air for a few days it will revive.  In the back, at the top of the picture is a peace lily and hellebores. Peace lillies are hardy.  They can survice in the harshest environments.  So while it looks a bit sickly right now, I expect a full recovery.  And the hellebores actually look dead.  But there are tiny growths appearing, so they will be vibrant again in a few weeks.  In other areas around the house we have some severe damage from the winter weather.  We will address those areas in the coming weeks.

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