Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Posting will be a bit light as we get into the winter months; I tend to use this blog to chronicle my own garden, and, as joyful as the four seasons are and all that, the fact is, the garden is not terribly … active. At the moment, that is.
Nonetheless, there’s plenty happening inside, both with the flowering houseplants and the bulbs chilling in the root cellar. I went down today to do a quick 5-week check. As usual with the hyacinths, the root development happens very quickly, though little can be seen, bud-wise. The hyacinths in dirt tend to be a bit more forward. I was worried because it got real cold, real fast here—in the 20s most days, which is not normal for December. But what’s normal weatherwise these days?
At the office, in addition to my obnoxious Christmas decorations (I like things that light up or make noise unexpectedly), I have some of my more advanced paperwhites: this is Inbal. I like to use colored glass as well as natural-looking rocks. A friend of mine uses aquarium gravel, but I haven't tried that yet.