Remember the big french urns I bought last year and placed on each side of my garage door?
Well, here's a reminder:
I decided to try to save them by putting the full containers in my unheated garage for the winter. We have had an extremely mild winter and I think the garage temperature has remained in the mid to low 30's except for a day or two when it could have gone a tad lower. I park my car next to these urns every day and I think they look promising for 2012.
Even the asparagus fern is still green. I have never been able to over winter fountain grass, but I am hopeful that this will be my year of success.
I am way less hopeful for my cordayline plant. Until February it looked great--nice reddish purple and healthy. In the beginning of February, I noticed it beginning to change to a greenish color. It feels crispy....like dead....I am so disappointed!
I just hate to lose it as I cannot buy one this size in my small town.
I wanted to plant different colors of coleus around it for 2012. I googled coleus and I just realized that of the gazillions of varieties there are, I like the ones that lean toward a single color the best. Like these:
It would be wonderful if my Cordayline would survive so I can try out my idea with 3 or 4 coleus around it. Then again, it is not likely that I will be able to buy any of these colors. We usually only get the Walmart varieties, which are nothing like these.
I have also been thinking of Easter. It's only about six weeks away, you know. I am thinking of hosting an Easter brunch, so I need to figure out my decorations. I looked up a couple of previous year's tables to see what I have on hand as I tend to forget what I already own.
I also have an idea for this wooden wall shelf that has been living in the basement for a few years.
I need to paint it and add some hardware, etc. If I actually end up using it, I will show it to you at a later date.
Until next time, take care.