Monday, December 8, 2014

December Tour 2014

Front Garden


Back Garden

Side Garden

Vegetable Garden



Saturday, December 6, 2014

Garden on Holiday

It is quiet in the garden as we are in the holiday season.  The plants seem asleep with little change, but I know the roots are working below the surface.  The birds continue to be fed and watered. The indoor plants keep reaching for the low sunlight.  Hopes of gardening items dance in this gardener's head as Santa's visit draws near.

Many of the trees and shrubs in our area still have leaves that were freeze dried in place at the beginning of November.  Windy days seem more like autumn with leaves blowing down the street.  We've had very little snow and just a touch of rain.  While not carrying our shower water out at this time of year, we continue to catch the water we run to heat water for the dishes and that goes outside to the bird baths or around some plants.

Holding off on the garden catalogs and plans for next season until the Christmas festivities pass.  The December tour photos are coming soon.  Hope you are well.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Albino Asparagus Ferns

The asparagus ferns I left in the containers stayed green through a week of freezing temperatures.  Eventually, they succumbed and I now have albino asparagus ferns.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Squash Table

In years past, I've stored winter squash in the guest room on top of a dresser.  
We are currently in the guest room as we sloooooowwwly remodel our bedroom.

Because we actually got rain this year, the squash plants grew quite well.

Where to put the winter squash?

Since the family room has a lot of displaced furniture (and some lumber) due to our bedroom remodel anyway, why not add some colorful winter squash to the scene.

I promised some of the candy roaster squash to a neighbor.
Otherwise, they are decorative until eaten.  

I thought I was unique in storing my winter squash in the family room until I read a post from The Idiot Gardener.  He has a lot more squash in his living room.

Thanksgiving should reduce my squash display.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Feels Like Winter

Our mild autumn came to an end on Veteran's Day.  We had a big front come through and have been below freezing since.  Sometimes with gusty winds.  Brrrr!

We had a little snow on Tuesday and a good covering last night.  We should warm up next week.

The garden should be asleep now.

 I left some asparagus ferns in containers this year since I didn't have room to bring them all into the house.  Despite the cold, they still look good.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

November Tour 2014

Front Garden


Back Garden

Side Garden

Vegetable Garden



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

And, Done!

The garden beds are clean and ready for winter.
Now to plan for next year!

Looking more and more like autumn here.  I just wish the locust tree would hold its golden leaves a bit more before dropping them everywhere.

I drained the rain barrels and flipped them over for winter.
Still have flowers blooming as we have not had a killing frost and it doesn't look like we will in the near future.  Just enjoying the nice days.