The Gazania is trying to open even in 23 degree weather.
Jatropha interferrima was new to the show this past year. She grew quite fast and bloomed constantly. Jatropha would like a more tropical environment and told me so when she was hired for the summer performance. At this time it is unknown if she will return for the 2011 show.
Odontonema strictum - Firespike has been a good sport this past season, but is tired and ready for a long nap. We look forward to your return in the Spring.
Crinum Lily was a discarded and neglected eye catcher when my husband rescued it from a heap of throw aways at a local construction sight a few years ago. It took Crinum a couple of years to get comfortable, we look forward to seeing you again in the Spring as well.
BES Vine....Once you decided to join the show this year, your performance was wonderful. I could do without your aggressive nature though.
There will be contract negotiations on your return....
Gomphrena, you surprised us all by your willingness to return this past season and take care of this little corner of the stage, we thank you! You are more than welcome to return at your leisure.
Oh my beloved Dahlias how you smiled at everyone that drove by. Up until two days ago you were trying to lift your head. Sleep now my beauties and I hope you will return next season.
Imaptiens how you surprised everyone by hanging around the stage so long. Thank you and I will see you soon.
Tradescantia spathacea--Oyster Plant...joined the show late in the season. I did fall in love with your deep purple pink tipped foliage...I know your part in the show wasn't a good fit, if you decide to return next season we can discuss using you in a different area.
Today I am Thankful for the past gardening season.