|Gulf fritillary butterfly on Mexican mint marigold (Tagetes lucida)|
this old greenhouse isn't exactly in shape for anything. This is how it looked after a stormy night in October. I've found these types of greenhouses really don't hold up more than a year for me (I've had two of them). I think the intensity of the sun and heat here is too much for it. And yes, you're supposed to be able to roll it back up at the end of the season and put it in a case, but we tried that one time and it was a real comedy of errors. It never would go back in the case. So this year I never got around to replacing it, which meant the plants would have to go indoors.
|Readying plants for lower light levels on the patio|
|Olive tree in the dining room|
|Lemon tree, geranium and miscellaneous other plants|
|A few succulents upstairs in my office (with Chobe)|
|Succulents in the storeroom|
|Front side garden|
|'White Cloud' muhly grass and Ipomoea lobata vine above it|
|A close-up of Ipomoea lobata|
|Mexican mint marigold and unknown wasp(?)|
This post was written by Jean McWeeney for my blog Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog. Copyright 2011. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.