We had such a late first frost this year. Much later than is typical for us. That didn’t mean that I had the garden or the plants taken care of. You know me, I was more interested in quilting. Well the frost warnings were put out so finally I had to tackle the garden leftovers and the plants.
Every year I vow that I am going to try to hold my plants over in the house during the winter and typically I manage to save one or two. This year, I am actually going to try to start a few plants. If this doesn’t work, I think I am going to give up the idea. Plants in the spring are so expensive and if I could start them, it would save a little money….so here I go trying.
I mostly had begonias and geraniums that I’m trying to save. My red geraniums were amazing this year. They were big and great bloomers too…I think the best I’ve ever had! I definitely wanted to try to save them. My island and kitchen counter was loaded. What a mess!!
I ended up having Hubby help by cutting milk jugs and a vinegar jug so they only a few inches high. Then I put in water and started clippings putting the bottom ends in the water.
I did that for the geraniums too….then I hauled it all downstairs. We have an unfinished basement with an egresss window. Hubby set up the table in front of the window and I filled the table with plant offerings. Here they are…. [Read more…] about Frost…and my outdoor plants