I have many houseplants that tide me over through the cold months. When I bring them in from the back porch, most will inevitably lose practically all of their leaves before readjusting. This always worries me. It's readily apparent that they dread winter just as much as I do.
But this is as it should be I suppose. For if it weren't for the changing of the seasons, variety would be non-existent, or would it? Sometimes I wonder if living in one of the warmer zones, say 8, 9, or 10, would or wouldn't be gardening bliss. Would I have to pull weeds 8 or 10 months out of the year versus the 4 or so months I have to do it here?
What if there were no distinguishing between summer, winter, spring or fall? Could I grow tropical plants in zone 9 year round? Would I be able to eat bananas picked fresh from a tree in a backyard garden? I've seen banana trees in New Orleans and know they can be grown in hot houses here as well, but to have several of them and other tropical fruiting plants growing right out in the backyard garden, wouldn't that be blissful gardening?
Do you think the Garden of Eden was a tropical garden?