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Friday, November 23, 2012

Nice Treats In The Garden

Hello.  On this day after Thanksgiving, I found some good things in the garden.

Our mild autumn is allowing the verbena on the patio to make new blooms.



The cold frame in the vegetable garden continues to shelter the lettuce.  I harvested a nice cutting of it again.  This is the best looking lettuce I've ever harvested.


Our Thanksgiving gathering on my parents' farm yesterday was very nice.  So good to gather together and just enjoy the people, the food and the conversation.




17 comments:

  1. It was always nice to go home. My mother is gone now. My children's, children come to their house Carrel and I stayed home I fixed all the good stuff for him and I. His son comes tomorrow. still have plenty. Enjoy Mom as long as you can. We always tried to hit both parents houses, sorta hard sometimes.

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  2. We treasure those last few blooms, don't we? I need to be making a cold frame. I keep wanting to, but don't think I could do it without Larry's help. I may have some lettuce that is still hanging on, and meant to go see if there is some to pick today, because it is supposed to get down to 17 tonight.

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    1. If you can put some boards into the ground a bit and have an old window to lay on top of the space, you can rig together a temporary cold frame. It doesn't have to be 'built' exactly.

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  3. Pretty blooms to have at this time of year and surprising to see them but it's even more surprising on that lettuce.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  4. A lovely post that reminds us all of just what really matters in this sometimes difficult and complicated life we have to live. I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving.

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  5. So glad to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving. Our weather was gorgeous (65 and sunny!)-quite abnormal for here, but it was perfect for our traditional hike after dinner.

    Love the verbena--the pink/white combo is gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    :)

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  6. What is the top bloom? The second one looks like a verbena, but I'm not real sure of that. They both are pretty and so nice for you now that it is cold outside.

    Glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving at the farm with family. Cherish those moments.

    Hope you have a nice weekend whatever you do.

    Hugs ~ FlowerLady

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    1. They're both verbena but the pink and white one isn't completely open yet. I got it early in it's development just in case we get too cold.

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving. Amazing about your lettuce and flowers!

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  8. Girl I cannot believe your verbena are still blooming. LOL! Mine gave out during the summer. I do not think I was very good to them this summer. LOL! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  9. Happy belated Thanksgiving. How nice to be able to indulge in fresh lettuce from your garden in November!

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  10. I never have luck with that type of Verbena. I don't think I have anything other than Pansies blooming right now.
    That is a lot of lettuce! We are still getting good amounts of spinach from our garden, it doesn't seem to mind the few frosts so far.
    Good to catch up with you and glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!

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  11. I'll bet that salad tasted good!! We got realllllly cold last night. .19. .That surely zapped the tiny remaining blooms in my yard too! Guess it is the season for chill! Enjoy your week!

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  12. Beautiful bloom and lettuce in late November. Am getting a cold frame this year and can't wait. Thanks for showing me just a glimpse of its potential.

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  13. It's good to see pretty blossoms and fresh lettuce. We'll have to wait a few months before we have those in our yard.

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  14. Now that's a sink I wouldn't mind putting my hands into:) Happy Holidays!

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  15. I think I will be fasting fresh home-grown lettuce at least 3 months.

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