The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi55° Rain

Tonight

Lo39° Areas Fog

Saturday

Hi55° Areas Fog

Saturday Night

Lo37° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi54° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo40° Slight Chc Showers

Monday

Hi52° Slight Chc Rain

Monday Night

Lo45° Rain Likely

Tuesday

Hi57° Partly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo44° Slight Chc Rain

In the Garden: Some long-distance answers to our plant fascinations

Send to Kindle
Print This

We grow many plants in our gardens and homes introduced from other parts of the world. We try to stretch the boundaries of climates with the tedious process of planting annuals each year because they cannot survive our winters. We dig Dahlia and other tender, summer-blooming bulbs and mother them for the winter to plant them again the next late spring.

I am always delighted to see tender plants and houseplants growing in their native climate. During a recent visit to southern Africa, I was amazed at the huge Sansevieria plants (Mother-in-law’s tongue) growing at will alongside the road. Now I admit that this houseplant is a toughie, but still it cannot be perennialized here.

View my optionsorSign in