January in the Garden

Cold weather and snow days mean there is not much to do outside, but the garden still has growing going on. I have two garden spots to keep plants over the winter. One is in my kitchen, where I have the Thanksgiving cactus, the orchid, and my eight-year-old amaryllis. That is indeed a flower spike …

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In the Garden, and Scrap Dance Mystery!

It is a bit unusual to have a lot to tell about the garden in the beginning of winter, but we've had a few surprises since my last post on the garden. We have a pair of pileated woodpeckers that live in the woods surrounding our home, and we often hear their laughing calls. Occasionally …

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November in the Garden

November usually brings colorful trees with gold and rust, burgundy and rich browns. This year it is a little sparse, as two storms with high winds have brought down a lot of leaves before they could turn. I did get a photo of this one, in the process of changing to a lovely orangy gold. …

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Autumn Jubilee in the Garden

Autumn Jubilee (#AutumnJubilee2020) in the garden brings a few chores, more to ensure a beautiful spring than to spruce up for fall.  It is a great time to dig up and divide crowded plants, put some new bulbs in the ground, and clean up the last of the summer vegetable plants.  One warm day, I …

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September in the Garden

Late summer blooms can still be seen even with the garden winding down in the summer heat.  This gorgeous dahlia bloomed recently, heralding the colors of fall right around the corner. I still have cherry tomatoes on the vine, taking their time to ripen in the sun. I planted an avocado seed and have a …

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Late November Garden

There is always something going on in the garden, even in late November when the air is chilly.  We've had several dark and overcast days, lovely rainy days to stay inside to sew or stitch or read.  Then we get brilliantly sunny days that set the colors in the trees to light.  While most of …

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November in the Garden

Autumn color is slow to develop this year, and it will be well into November before we can say we are seeing the peak.  Rain this past week should help some leaves stay on the trees, and freezing temps overnight may bring out some color before they all fall off.  At least I hope so.  …

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February in the Garden

February is usually cold and bleak, but not this year.  I had the windows open yesterday to air out the house, it is that warm!  Above average temperatures and abundant rain have woken up all the bulbs.  Another hyacinth is coming out in bloom, again way too early!  This one appears to be mostly white …

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April in the Garden

Finally, we have some warmer days!  It seems like winter just keeps hanging on, but Friday was warm and sunny, and Saturday was perfect for a drive.  It is supposed to rain all day today, so I am glad I got some pictures of the garden.  Flowers are starting to show their colors a bit …

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