the magical disappearing garden

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The interesting thing about a container garden in a parking lot is that it can be completely disappeared in a chilly afternoon.2013-12-07 14.30.29

It looks a bit sad, but at the same time this means the commencement of winter gardening, which is exciting because this year I have a greenhouse window (actually 2!) to experiment with. Along with the christmas cacti and poinsettias, I brought in some parsley, sage, basil, and oregano, and we’ll see how they do in an uninsulated, heat-blasted, extremely dry greenhouse window.  (There’s a radiator right underneath it which will keep things interesting – wouldn’t want winter gardening to be *too* easy…)

greenhouse xmas edit

It is said that in a certain faraway land the cold is so intense that words freeze as soon as they are uttered, and after some time thaw and become audible, so that words spoken in winter go unheard until the next summer.
~Plutarch, Moralia