Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Less Bleak



It is surely November, the month of grey and brown. This year at least, what with a number of sunny days that are reasonably warm, the silver frosted grass of sunrise spends noonday neon green.



However, there is no question that summer is long gone.

Any tips on fertilizing these tiny maters?
This plant will be two years old pretty soon...it fed us treats all summer


But...... down among the chocolate mint and the orange mint a Johnny Jump Up peeks out, all purple-spotted and freckled-white. In the cold its colors are much more intense than in the warmer season. Its tiny blossoms seem to glow.



Now and then the Calendula sends out a shaggy bloom or two as well.

However, we must turn indoors for a real garden experience....well, other than planting the garlic, which we did on Monday....yay!

It is less bleak in here than out there. 

Out there


5 comments:

Jan said...

Thanks for finding color in this bleakest of times.

Cathy said...

Oh Marianne . .. . Beautiful! Beautiful!
Such a contrast to this gray rainy day . . .

Terry and Linda said...

I need a greenhouse. Your winter garden is lovely!

Linda
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threecollie said...

Jan, I don't know how I would get by without my plants. I seem to need to garden and need green around me.

Cathy, thank you. I guess the rain is coming our way today. Yesterday was such a perfect day, weatherwise, that I scarcely knew which way to look.

Linda, thanks, sometimes I want one too, and then other times I am intimidated by the sheer attention to detail needed to maintain one. For now I have fun with two stories of big, east-facing windows. I keep the high need plants downstairs and some of the easier, of less sentimental value ones upstairs. Now if only the house stays warm enough so none of them freeze

NotThatKindOfFarmer said...

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