Monday, November 28, 2011

Autumn Sedum

Sedum overwintering in a basket.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cotoneaster Berries

They look good enough to eat...but don't. Poisonous to people. They probably won't kill anyone, but the gastrointestinal symptoms make folks feel like they want to die.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Caught in the Act

The ornamental plum tree leaves are the last to turn in autumn.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Egyptian Walking Onions Off to a Good Start

These little strands will die back in the cold weather, but planting in the autumn gives these onions a head start for next year.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Still hanging on in the cold weather.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Frozen Garden: Hot Pink Zinnia

Not so hot pink anymore, after getting zapped by frost. I've been posting photos over the past several days showcasing the garden "after-the-big-freeze."

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Frost Survivor

Somehow, this tiny yellow rose has survived the frosts.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hens and Chicks in the Winter

They become tipped with a little red with the first frost, but they mostly stay green year-round.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Glad Bag

I'll trim these up in a couple of weeks. These are gladiola bulbs that will be re-planted in late spring.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Garden Food

Mulched leaves and grass will cover the garden beds for the winter. We'll work them into the soil in the spring.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Frozen Garden: White Tomato

One of those strange "white tomatoes" we tried this year. This one I wouldn't have saved had we been home before the big freeze. They weren't very tasty.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Frozen Garden: Sunflower

It seems perfectly round. Birds will discover it soon.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Frozen Garden: Strawberries

Even the strawberries change color for autumn.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Frozen Garden: Rose

A rose bud that's been freeze-dried.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Frozen Garden: Tomatoes

They look so bruised. These I would have saved, had we been in town for the first hard freeze.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Snowy Wisteria

Snow on the wisteria yesterday morning. Second year in a row we've have autumn snow.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Frozen Garden: Mum

A chrysanthemum that's escaped a frosty far.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Welcome, Winter Friend

On the left, an Oregon junco. These little birds come to our region for the winter. Today is the first day I've seen one this season. Some years, they arrive in late September.

Frozen Garden: Leaves

Maple leaf and yes, the grass is still quite green.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Frozen Garden: Twirly Zinnia

A "state fair" sized zinnia frozen in time.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Frozen Garden: Clematis

This is what becomes of the big purple flowers of summer.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Frozen Garden: Small Zinnia

One of the petite zinnias. These flowers will stay in the garden in their freeze-dried state for the winter so birds can eat the seeds.