Friday, November 22, 2013

November turns sunny but icy

I have to confess, I'm a little late in putting my gardens to bed this year. 

Brent removed all the planters and pots to the backyard last week while I was visiting Manda. 

Today dawned clear and bright, it was down to 24 degrees last night. The top two inches of the soil in my planters were frozen solid! I scooped out the frozen solid layer and had to dip into my potting soil reserves to plant up the few planters for winter enjoyment.

(Grrrrr....Blogger is chopping up my photos again. Be sure to click on the photos to see them in their entirety)

You can see where the summer pots were. I swept all the corners of porch and garage front area, and knocked down all the spider webs! I also got the top half of the driveway raked clean of leaves and debris and a gave it all a good sweep to give me a clean walkway.

One little angel and her pot of flowering kale.

Last fall I potted up three evergreens in the corner pot, it's hard to see the tiny globe shaped one in the right front corner. I am pleased with their growth.

                         (Again, photo chopped)

Purple and green evergreen Hebe and flowering kale on the left. Violas and a dwarf spruce in the center and a pair of kales on the right.

My three little home grown pumpkins!

Thanksgiving harvest wreath to be added soon. The weather forecast is for cold and clear for the next few days.  I'll be donning my warm and woolies again, the typical northwest gardening attire. I am also hoping to get the pond area cleaned up and to decorate the flower box shelves under the front bedroom windows.

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