Well that is it I am done and I am refusing
to rake anymore leaves. LOL!
About all of them fell over the weekend and
although I hated the look of that mess of leaves
all over the front yard I refrained from mulching
them up until today.
The yard looks so much better now after the
clean up. Now the rains can come that we need
It is dark outdoors now and it is 5:47 p.m.
I am dreading these shorter days of fall and winter.
I tell you I need light and sunshine.
I am just like a flower that needs sun, okay, maybe
an old weed then. LOL!
About all that I have blooming outdoors now is
the chrysanthemums and pansies in the window boxes.
Everyone is probably getting their fill of pictures
of mums now but I was saving mine for last.
Even they are not at their best now after two
mornings of freezing temps.
Last year these mums were full of little green
bees but this Fall the only thing that is buzzing
around them are a few brave Bumblebees and those
nasty old Asian Ladybugs.
This copper colored mum just screams Fall.
See folks I have a little bit of yellow in the garden. LOL!
The yellow and copper mums were grown from seeds
last year. They were kept in the basement for the
winter because I was not sure of their hardiness.
I want to try growing some more colors of them
next Spring. Has anyone had luck growing the big
football size chrysanthemums? I am thinking of trying
them at least once.
I was contacted by Jamie Wright telling of the plans
being made for the Ohio Home and Garden Show on
February 26 the 2011.
This year's theme, Gardens that Rock, challenged the region's premiere landscape designers to find creative inspiration in rock and roll music. With 13 fill-size living landscapes, each garden will feature one of rock's greatest icons, eras or legendary songs.
I am hoping this year that the showing will be better
than this years. I felt they missed a wonderful opportunity
to really strut their stuff with the theme of Art in Bloom.
Hopefully the economy will be better by then and the show
will be beautiful. By then we gardeners will be so hungry
for a lot of color.
This posting will be posted to go with Bloomin’ Tuesday
sponsored by our hostess Jean at Ms.Green “thumb” Jean.
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Happy Gardening !