Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's election day!

I'm putting up two posts today, so there is one new one below this one in case you didn't catch that. :-)

We've had frost, but I don't think we've had a hard freeze yet. This past weekend I finally did some work in the gardens. I cleaned things up, cut things back, and planted mums, asters and bulbs. Hopefully the mums and asters will make it through the winter to next year.

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I added bulbs on the west, front side of the house to try and balance things out. Hopefully next Spring I'll have a shot of tulips, grape hyacinths and daffodils here!

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Some things on the patio have not been hit by frost - one impatiens, a firecracker fuscia, and the eucalyptus.

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The Japanese maple out back looks nice!

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And this is that bush that has great little white flowers in the spring.

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And the miscanthus looks pretty good, too! I should move these out from behind the Rose of Sharon.

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The herbs are still doing okay, and it's going to be in the 60's the next few days, so I haven't done anything with them yet.

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The Tabasco peppers were just ripening when it got cold, but we still got a few red ones! When Caleb and Ethan were here, Caleb ate one! He suffered for it, and ate another one two days later, the crazy kid.

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1 comment:

Ov said...

We have a Japanese Maple that looks just like yours, in size and shape! Except its in the front of our house.

I like it best when it turns that deep purple.

About time you updated your blog.

Steve has probably retired his garden for the year, right?

Well, hope all is well.