Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Autumn Garden/Part 2

The shadows are long and the days are much shorter in the autumn garden. 


All the summer produce is long gone once the nights turn cold. Our nights have been in the low 40's but we haven't hit the 30's yet so things are still relatively green and still making an effort to grow. we even still have leaves on most of the trees which should have dropped by now.


 The cabbage that I planted the first of October from seedlings is doing really well. I've never tried to grow cabbage before so this makes me truly happy. On the right in this picture you can see rhubarb leaves still green and growing! Time for that to go to sleep already.



It's still possible to enjoy a good book while relaxing in the garden whatever the season.

Until next time,

8 comments:

  1. The garden certainly does look enticing! I think I could enjoy a good book there too!!
    xo Kris

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    1. This spot brings both Chris and me so much pleasure we love working in it and sitting in it watching the hens and soaking up the sun. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I love your garden Patrica. It's just the right size, and I really like your raised garden beds. I forgot to tell you the raccoons raided my little pond and tore up the water lilies and attempted to eat most of the water Hyacinths so now we've had to put wire over the top as they know there are some fish in there I'm sure. They ate all the snails. Such ornery critters! Your little pond barrel looks so happy! What a great place to enjoy the late Autumn days soaking up some sun and a good book!

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    1. Oh, I'm so sorry about the bandit raid! I think the 7 ft perimeter fence and the two dogs are what helps keeps those varmints away at our place but we too have had trouble in the past. Chris put in so much work last year to make this garden spot a reality for me and I just love it. The raised beds are working out so far and it's just big enough for the two of us to grow what we want without being too much to keep up.

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  3. Good Morning Patrica, It is lovely to see that you still have leaves on your trees and the sun is still shining.... it makes me want to pop by to visit you... and I would also bring my deckchair to sit in, as it is the most comfiest chair to sit and relax in.
    The pink rose is such a pretty rose, the colour is beautiful. My roses have lost their flowers and have developed rosehips, which the birds love in this cold weather.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Daphne, You'd be so welcome to come and sit in the garden and enjoy the weak but soothing sunshine. It's true there are still leaves on the trees but we wish there weren't we so desperately need rain and snow. This is a record drought year so far and that is definitely not good. My roses are still putting out blooms when they should have gone to sleep by now and I'm letting them form hips if they will, I love the color in the winter and the birds appreciate them too as you said.

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  4. Lovely Lovely Lovely garden Patrica! I can understand why the ladies are so happy there...I would be, too! Congratulations on the cabbage, how exciting to have such success on your first try. You really do have a green thumb!

    Enjoy your book... nice to see you take a little break.

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    1. It's too early to declare the cabbage a success I think but crossing our fingers they do seem to be on their way. Thanks for the compliments on the garden as always it's a work in progress. Have a great day.

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