Snow showers expected

I am scurrying around bringing my tender plants indoors: Lime Zinger elephant ear and Bishop of Llandaff dahlia. Both are winners everyone should grow.  I grow Zinger in a very large pot and underplant it with purple oxalis, with something to trail down, like a purple petunia.  The Bishop is the brightest crimson I’ve ever seen, except on a Cardinal flower. Its dark bronzy foliage makes it a striking plant. It is about 3-4′ tall but doesn’t need much staking. It came from Old House Gardens, one of my favorite bulb sellers.

Speaking of bulbs, time to get those daffodils and other bulbs in the ground. Happy planting.