A small, diverse permaculture farm in beautiful SE Minnesota - our dream come true life focused on Local Food, Local Art, Local Music.
Monday, October 25, 2010
The dining room has been taken over by two monster plants! They didn't look quite so imposing yesterday when they were in Sargent's big greenhouse. Everything was marked down to rock-bottom end-of-the season prices and I couldn't resist.
The plant in the foreground is a banana tree. (It was only $2!)
I hope I can keep the spectacular bougainvillea alive through the winter. I have a brainstorm idea, though--the guest bathroom has a large south-facing window above the bathtub. That bathroom could be turned into a little conservatory this winter...
It would be a tropical getaway during the long Minnesota winter - especially with these three little citrus trees, a lemon, a lime and an orange I got for $1 each at Lowe's (had been $19.99 each)!
There are a bunch of plants on the patio that must be brought in before the cold front arrives tonight. One is this brugmansia I purchased at the garden club plant sale last May that finally decided to bloom this week. Another pink brugmansia also has buds. And there is a tall braided Oleander, a Mandevillea in bloom, and a fragrant Rose tree.
Now I am picturing taking a luxurious bath in the bathroom conservatory full of exotic tropical plants...this could work!
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.