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  • November – End or New Beginning?

    Today had to be the saddest day of the season. I watered thoroughly all the trees and shrubs. I mulched, especially the Japanese Maple that I hope will survive the winter. Then, after everything was done, we shut off the outside taps, drained the pipes, emptied a good amount out of the cistern, washed, sharpened […]

    My Last Tour

    I took a last tour around the garden. I made notes on what to buy, what to move, what shrubs to plant. I know I have to buy a lot of dirt, peat moss and fertilizer. However, slowly, little by little I’m getting to the point where I don’t have to do much anymore. By […]

    Mid October 2012

    Wouldn’t you know it? The garden looked its best just before the first heavy frost. I tore out all the Cosmos because they didn’t survive it. To my surprise, the beds didn’t look that bad. Well, that’s probably because the Calendulas are still in bloom. They are so tough. Also, some of the Marigolds are […]

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