Violas bloom outside the doors.
I added an old bathroom cabinet to the end of
the potting bench for supplies.
I wasn't expecting Amaryllis before Christmas.
Christmas Cactus is impatient to bloom, too.
The other Amaryllis buds are sprinting toward opening.
You can see the closed cabinet in this pic. I almost let the Scrap Man take it
when he cleaned out the old barn. It just fits on the potting bench top.
Begonias are a good choice for a cool greenhouse. They bloom like crazy.
Duranta is another good choice, sensitive to freezing but happy
under the least amount of protection. These are cuttings.
Alyssum commenced bloom from seed sprinkled
around the ankles of leggy Foxtail Fern.
Pentas are a great choice to overwinter. They may or may not come back outside when
they die back to the roots. Cuttings will hold in water or soil and some bloom all winter.
Variegated plant in the center is Syngonium, a houseplant and of course more begonias.
Christmas red begonias were a good choice, too.
On the right, a florist's Gardenia. It goes in the ground next spring. I've repotted it twice since last February. On the left, pentas and begonias in front of a white Kalanchoe in bud.
On the left, Pentas cuttings already in bloom, with a Gardenia cutting that rooted in water after I cut a bloom in early July. I can't let a rooted piece go. On the right, a Rose Campion that I dug from the garden Saturday because the grey-green foliage is so pretty. Can you see the Persian Shield under the basket? Persian Shield and Purple Heart and Alternanthera are all growing under the bench together.
It's hard to choose only a handful of pics. I wanted to show you Colocasias and Gingers and the Brugmansia that isn't blooming. Yet. Oh, and the Bromeliad pup that is growing. Week after next room must be made for tulips and hyacinths that will be coming out of the refrigerator.