it ain't all bad

Today sucks. It's terribly cold and it's only the beginning of a long 3 months. I hate my job at the moment...the dread of knocking at Frozen Soils door, begging it to let my Narcissus and Allium bulbs in. Today I had to check out some site details in the Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and along the way found a few things to make me get a grip. Ok - it's not so bad.

The Camellias are blooming inside and out:

The Stinking Hellebore is budding:

MMMMmmm mealy bug oranges in the hot house:

It's still fall in the bonsai house:

The Paper Bush is in bud:


Lady Chairs

...from Principles of Decorative Design by Christopher Dresser, 1873