The highlight of my winter has been enjoying many of my tropicals that found a winer home in a friend's greenhouse at Frizzhome Gardens in Bedford, NH. Lucky me, my friend Howard, who owns the nursery has become a good friend and was willing to keep some of my plants over the winter in exchange for me working in the greenhouse. What a delight it's been enjoying tropical and tender plants in the middle of winter. It's the best cure for the winter blues I know of. Here are some of the blooming beauties we are enjoying in the greenhouse right now.
The real stars of the greenhouse are the abutilons. They love the light and cool nightime temps and have been pushing out flowers at an amazing rate and blooming non-stop since November.
Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii'
This beautiful standard of A. Pictum 'Thompsonii' has been blooming nonstop for months
Abutilon Bella Hybrid
A. pictum 'Thompsonii' yellow form
We planted these hyacinth bulbs in December
This Bird of Paradise has been blooming since December
Fuchsia 'Claire de Lune'
Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi'
Hibiscus 'Snow Queen'