So. What's a gardener to do. . . once the garden is put to bed for the season? Why. . .
Bring it inside, of course!
I have some really great spots inside for growing plants all season. An east-facing window in my kitchen. . .
is perfect for succlents and random cuttings and one Very Happy Christmas cactus!
(Looks like it'll be a Thanksgiving cactus this year.)
(By the way, That Brian made my lovely plant stand back in his woodworking phase; about 7th grade I believe.)
I also have south-facing windows in my living room for the real sun-seekers.
And an east-facing window seat perfect for houseplants.
Window seats are so charming (I actually have 4 of them in my house!) -- but not at comfortable for seating. Even with cushions and pillows. But they are perfect for plants!
I even have the shade-lovers tucked away in corners here and there.
No matter the season, there is always something . . . growing on!
Brian update: It wasn't the tibia; it was the fibula he broke. No surgery required. And he has a "walking boot" rather than a cast. He also has one of those nifty orthopedic scooters -- which will be perfect for getting him around on campus. The thought of him ON the scooter, though, makes me shudder. Just a little. Imagine the fun he'll have, figuring out how to make it turn, pop, and spin. . .all the while setting orthopedic speed records! (Oh, be still my heart.)