story takes four children: Amanda, Peter, Laura and
Jason from New York City to a small town in west Texas
and describes good times and bad times as they grow
from childhood to adulthood
Come September has just been released. Order it now!
In Virginia Bickel?s second book, she turns from
historical fiction to mystery. Come September is the
story of Daniel Lindsey?s quest to identify the young
woman found unconscious in front of his store, and to
find out what she was doing on Mesa Street, in El
Paso, Texas. She brings to this genre her skill with
character development and dialogue. You won't be
Please click on the thumbnails to view the pictures full size.
Some cuttings of Sneezy and Jenny
Sorenson that were taken last summer. They're looking pretty good.
Some of the older Geraniums and
Pelargoniums that were cut back in the Autumn.
A shot of the standards in the larger
greenhouse. These are looking very well for December.
Another shot of the larger greenhouse
showing geraniums on the staging and me standing in the doorway
This is a photograph of more geraniums
and pelargoniums that were cut back in the Autumn. They look good too
The last shot is of some fuchsia bushes
that were cut back hard in September. They have some nice green leaves
showing and need to be kept ticking over till spring.
There isn't a lot happening in the
greenhouse in December, this is a month for taking it easy. I go in most
days and check the plants over for pests or dead leaves. It's always best
to find these things immediately and remove both the bugs and the dead
leaves. Bugs can take a lot out of a plant by sucking the sap, and
dead leaves can begin rotting. If they aren't removed they can cause
mildew and botrytis which could spoil the shape of the plant.
Though the plants don't require regular
watering at this time of year, they do need a little. So while I'm in
there I pick up each plant and feel the weight of it, it it's light I
water it. If I'm unsure I leave it till next time and check it
again. You find some plants need more water than others to get them
through the winter.
This is the time of year when we can sit
before the fire and scan through the catalogues and choose any new
varieties or cultivars we want to grow next year. I like to get my
orders in before the new year so that I'm sure to get the ones I want
early in the spring. I can then get them into pots and have a good start
with them. I think it's so important for the young plants to get their
roots into some good compost.
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