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Monday, January 16, 2017

Iced Garden

I think we're done getting rain/sleet/snow, etc.  It's is right above freezing this afternoon so everything is dripping and bits of ice are falling off things, but it will freeze again tonight before we really thaw out tomorrow.  So far, no broken trees in our garden and we've kept electricity.  Much worse for some people around us.  Amazing the art work Mother Nature creates.







Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Warm January Day

Tuesday was unseasonably warm for us.  I took the opportunity to survey the garden and do a little clean up.

During the survey, I discovered that something has dug up my orange/peach tulips!  Don't know if any bulbs got left behind.  I wonder if something just ate them or if a squirrel has "planted" them in other places.  Will be watching this spring.  I've had those tulips in that spot for over ten years.  Crazy wildlife.


I got the "wild area" tidied up a bit and have decided where the next composting hole will be.



Today wasn't bad, but we are in the area of "crippling" ice that is forecast for the Sunflower State.  We'll see what tonight and tomorrow brings.  Just some light rain showers this evening, but family and friends south of us are reporting ice forming on trees at this hour and it's moving north.  Maybe I'll have some icy garden photos for you next.

Be safe if you're in the path of this storm system too.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Happy To Be Inside

I have some plants hanging out in our family room (which is sloooooowwwwly being remodeled) for the winter.  Everyone seems to be doing well.  I actually took this photo so I could remember which plants are on each shelf because they seem to be doing well with the light situation, and I want to match that again next winter if I can.



Friday, January 6, 2017

January Tour 2017

Front Garden

Forest

Back Garden




Side Garden

Vegetable Garden

Patio

Alley


Monday, January 2, 2017

Plant Markers

Hello and Happy New Year!
Hope the holiday season was good to you.  We enjoyed a lot of family gatherings, good food and fun.

Wanted to share with you a garden gift I received from my in-laws.  These vegetable plant markers are heavy brass with great graphics.  They match the sundial we received earlier in the year from them very well.  Apparently, my in-laws have begun browsing antique/thrift stores and are finding nice pieces for our garden.  

I plant every vegetable featured.  They're perfect!




Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Sundial

I have been really behind in sharing new things for the garden.  My in-laws gave this antique sundial to us for our wedding anniversary in May.  We have not created a pedestal for it yet so we've just been enjoying it right outside our patio door.  Love the saying (perfect for an anniversary gift) and the night hawk.




Saturday, December 3, 2016

December Tour 2016

Front Garden

Forest

Back Garden




Side Garden

Vegetable Garden

Patio

Alley