Where did November go?
It went whizzing right by me
somewhere along the way. With all of
the talk of Christmas decorations being
made or put up it got me into the mood to get at
least the outdoor decorations up today while the
weather was still fair.
A final cutting of and stowing away of the mums
to the basement was made. The window boxes were
clean out of frozen and mushy impatiens and other
flowers and decorated with pine, poinsettia, pine cones
and ribbons arrangements. The front porch with its fall
decor was replaced with the Country Christmas decorations
that are used every year. I do not decorate for Christmas as
I use to when the children were small but just add touches around
indoors. It was just more fun to go all out for it when
there were little ones about.
This white geranium that was brought indoors to
spend the winter has a few blooms opening on it.
The blooms are a lot smaller than when grown out
doors in the sun.
The African violet leaves are still looking good
but I do not see and growth coming out of them yet.
It has been over three weeks so I am hoping to see
some growth anytime now.
I am especially anxious to see the 'Wrangles
Dixie' get growing. It has pretty pink variegated
edges on the leaves.
With the cold weather the birdfeeders are seeing
a lot more activity. I saw my first Junco last week
just before we got our first touch of snow.
I am hoping the raccoons are sleeping now and will
leave the feeders alone. After two were wrecked by
them I started bringing the feeders in at dark.
Maybe it will be safe now to leave them up overnight.
Happy Gardening Everyone!