My job is the exterior landscaping of the new greenhouse. I can drop hints for what would be nice for the interior. I'm picturing a nice potted lemon tree on wheels.
The exterior is now prepped and ready to go the moment the nurseries reopen in the spring.
Such a posh greenhouse needs a posh landscape. I have been leaning towards strong hints of a formal Italianate design. The lady of the house has requested roses. The head gardener hates roses. So there will be roses planted within a strong formal design that will provide winter interest.
It will be the head gardener's job to steer the lady of the house to some reliably hardy to zone 6 shrub roses that are totally low maintenance and disease and pest free, preferably an old fashioned rose in a unique color. We can't be having off the rack roses. I know a few rose geeks who may have some good suggestions.
We already have a nice statue for a more formal landscape. I tried searching for who exactly this cupid with a wreath and greyhound is but had no luck.
At this time of year the goats will also have to wait until spring for any fresh greens. They have pretty much eaten up their acre and a half allotment. The corn stalk bundles from the harvest season decorations were a big hit though. The goats like me. They know I will toss things over the fence and come calling when I get close.
I'm ready for winter though. I can use the rest.