It’s past time to move some houseplants to my office for the winter; last year I did it on November 6th. Today, I moved sweet william, snapdragon, and dwarf pomegranate trees.
Last year, I tried leaving one window planter with sweet william outside while the other spent the winter in my office. The plants left outside didn’t do so well; only one survived, and it hasn’t bloomed. The plants that were in my office bloomed in the spring then mostly died back, but they seem to have re-seeded themselves. The young plants have been growing all summer and were becoming crowded, so today I transplanted some into a third window planter.
Perhaps the larger plants in the first planter will bloom earlier.
Last spring, I planted snapdragon ‘rocket red’ in a large pot. They bloomed much of the summer and are still blooming, so I decided to move them to my office and see if they would continue to bloom during the winter. I cut off the snapdragon seed pods that developed over the summer and collected the seeds. The product information doesn’t specify if they are a hybrid, so I wonder what I’ll get when I plant the seeds.
I also moved two of the dwarf pomegranate trees that I re-potted two days ago. I don’t want to leave them in the stainless steel steam-table pan (I’ll use that when I plant vegetable seeds in the spring), so I need to find something else to collect excess water. As you can see, I’m using a discarded lid from a plastic bin under the snapdragon pot. My prickly pear cactus, which stays in the office all year, is behind the snapdragon flowers.