The gardening bug bit me years ago, and ever since I've tried to absorb as much gardening-related knowledge as my brain can hold. Gardening helps channel my appreciation for painting from a pallet of beautiful colors. It fills my need to soak up outside air, sounds, and sun. It allows me to decorate my home with the freshest bouquets of blossoms, branches and leaves, and load my family's plates with delicious, home-grown produce.
November 23, 2009. The stars aligned this weekend - the combination of good weather, diminishing cold symptoms, and no other plans meant I had time to rake up, clean up, dig in, fence out, and generally prep for winter. I had pots to empty and store, compost to turn, leaves to tend, and deer fencing to secure. But my wanders uncovered a few surprises. Irving watched as I discovered scabiosa, gazania, and salvia still blooming.