Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Don't Eat Yellow Snow

Hey! My front yard needs a fresh coat of snow, now that it's been "visited."

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tomato Cage Brights

Right before the first big recent snowstorm, we painted the wooden tomato cages bright colors - thinking that would liven things up during the non-growing season.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Snow Blues

Love how the snow coat on the crazy wisteria vines looks blue before sunrise.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

House Finch

This super-red house finch caught my eye yesterday at the bird feeder.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Scarecrow Snow

My cute little scarecrow girl got sprinkled with snowflakes yesterday.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Another Garden Freeze-Dried Special

Greek oregano. It's another winter bird snack.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Last Pear Hanging

I don't know how it's survived the wind, but it's the last one left on the tree.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Zinnia Ghosts

It was just a few weeks ago that I was posting all the bright zinnia blooms...I'll leave them up for the winter in case the birds want a snack.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Surprise Salad

This planter was full of salad greens, until one day they were all eaten down to nubs. I moved the pot to a neglect-o-zone and noticed last weekend...somehow, a little bit of salad survived the invasion.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fruit of the Roses

Rose hips on one of the climbers.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Frozen Dead

That's that. The true end of the gardening season with a no-question-about-it killer frost this past week.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Red Christmas Cactus

This bloom isn't fully open yet...and I don't remember seeing one this red last year. It's welcome anyway!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Yellow Christmas Cactus

And another one popped. The Christmas cactus colors are blooming closer together this year.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Stuffed Candle

A new candle in my favorite candle holder - it's an apple spice "stuffed" candle from Rosy Rings that my mom sent me. Amazingly scented and so pretty with all the leaves, flowers, berries and seeds.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Christmas Cactus Already?

A bright surprise this week...the first blooms on the Christmas cactus plants.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Taking Down Halloween

Putting away the Halloween yard decorations today...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Dried Flowers

It was just a month ago that I was posting a series of zinnias here in full bloom. I will leave this up over the winter in case they make a handy bird snack.

Purple Tomato Cage

Wild colors are coming to the garden beds. I'm painting the wooden tomato cages :)