Friday, November 28, 2008

Kentucky Lime Mint

Kentucky Lime Mint peeking through fall leaves. This is the perfect mint to add to a glass of ice water.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Frozen Rose

A rose covered with ice crystals.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Messy Bird Bath

A semi-frozen bird bath. I'll clean it up when it warms up. The birds that love it are house sparrows, which come to winter in the yard.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sugar Frosted Rose Hips

Frosty rose hips in the rose garden. A very hard frost last night after a day of fog.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lost Little Leaf

A little stray leaf in the front yard. Most of the leaves have been raked up, or mowed up. The lawn is just starting to go to sleep for the winter. It will almost completely lose color with more cold weather.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Maple Tree Naked

The backyard maple as it looked yesterday. Compare to this just a couple of weeks ago.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Welcoming Owl

This is an owl carved out of a log with a chain saw. It was given to me as a gift for doing a civic duty project. He welcomes people in the entryway.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Winter Hanging Basket

I like to fill the hanging basket in my entryway with cinnamon-scented pine cones for the winter.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Another Mini Rose Survivor

I found this mini-rose fall survivor this week. The color of this particular rose is never this bright in the summer. It becomes this bright with the cold weather.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Buggy Rose

A mini rose in my front yard has become home to gnats or fruit flies. I can't tell which. I think they're hiding from the rain and cold.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Visiting Neighbor Cat

Meet Damon. He lives next door, but spends a large portion each day in our yard. We're used to him, and take care of him when his family is out of town.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Flowering Fruit Tree

I think this is a flowering plum. Just a guess, it came with the house. It's a slow-gower.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Somebody Should Get Out the Rake

My backyard leaf carpet. If it will stop raining long enough, we will do some cleanup.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fall Banner

I put up seasonal banners on the yard lamp post arm. When I took this picture yesterday, I didn't realize the grass was still so green. We've had a bit of rain to keep it awake.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Wave Petunia Survives in November

A purple wave petunia in one of my entryway planters is still alive - weathering some hard frosts and not-so-sunny weather. My petunias in un-sheltered areas are confirmed dead.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Yellow Christmas Cactus

Another Christmas Cactus is blooming. This is the first year I've seen the yellow one bloom since I've had this plant.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Winter Geranium Nursery

Look at these sickly geraniums. Even though they don't look the best, they will survive in a spare room in my house until May of next year - when it will be safe to put them outside again. Some of these are scented geraniums, and they're worth nursing through the cold months.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Weeping Dwarf Cherry

A weeping dwarf cherry tree. This tree in my front yard has come close to getting cut down because of frustration over controlling bugs. It's infested every year. But then it charms me with this autumn show, and the spring flowering show, and I decide it can stay for a while longer. This tree is probably close to 10 years old. It doesn't get taller. It does grow wider if I don't keep it trimmed.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Healthy Garden Weed

Look....somebody didn't weed the garden bed. I don't know how these got away from me. They look good, though, and so I'm leaving them!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Garden Decorations

Halloween lights I put up to let the trick-or-treaters know I had a big bowl of candy!