Friday and Saturday nights were cold enough to warrant bringing the flowers inside. We didn't have a frost but it was quite chilly.
My large pot of parsley and basil have been clipped for use before this photo was taken, and will be completely cut and frozen today. I will probably put the pot back outside for the winter, knowing that parsley roots sometimes withstand the cold and surprise us in the Spring with regrowth.
My geranium grows like this every year and I cut it back every Autumn before bringing it in for the Winter. I got it in the year 2000 at a high school awards dinner. My middle son was in the vocational culinary program, continued on to culinary school, and is now a chef de cuisine at a distinguished restaurant.
The centerpieces on the tables of that awards dinner were potted flowers that we each took home. (It can be seen in the very foreground of this photo.) My geranium survived three houses and a "plant sitter" during my last move. Each year I think about rooting cuttings from it but I've never tried rooting powder. I'd appreciate any tips if you've tried this.
So as I'm cleaning out the flowerpots, I'm thinking about a deck covered in flowers and herbs next summer! How about you?
Enjoy your Sunday!