I'm always eager to get them inside in the fall and then I'm always as eager to get them back outside in the spring!
It's Sunday and I'm joining Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites and I'm also joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.
This metamorphosis happens every fall when the breakfast room goes from the bareness of summer to the lushness of a garden room in fall and winter.
For the plants come in to their winter home.
The plants cluster around the windows -- to soak up the winter sun. The big plants (which husband Jim has to lug in) are a jasmine, the lemon verbena, a Meyer lemon (which this year has but one lemon), an orange, and a bay tree.
A faux bois planter with an arrangement of ferns and ivies.
Usually the plants come into the house on Columbus Day but lower temperatures on Saturday morning prompted us to bring the plants in early. Columbus Day is today and the plants are nestled in their winter homes and the breakfast room is transformed once again into the plant room.
Sadly, my bay tree fell victim to scale and so it won't be coming in. It will have to be replaced next spring. And the lemon verbena didn't make it while we were gone to England this spring. I'll get another next year!