Fresh Start

Out with the old — in with new!

I just love flipping the calendar to a new year! A clean slate with endless possibilities! I am an optimist and always look forward to what’s around the corner … new plants to grow, new things to learn, new people to meet, more time and experiences with my family and friends and–the big one–watching my grand boys grow!!


So many blessings!

This weekend I’m working on my “add to the garden” list–serious fun! 😍 My work table is overflowing with ideas and inspiration!

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Wishing you a wonderful 2017!

 

The Long Goodbye

Today was that day. The day that the real frost arrived. I was out early to take some pictures. I never want to miss the garden with that first glisten.

Last week I was making bokays of roses — the latest I ever remember! I was thinking I was going to be like my Cali and southern garden freinds who always talk (brag) about having roses for their Thanksgiving table. I ALMOST MADE IT. One week out!

But, the roses are yawning and saying, “good night.” Time for a long winter’s nap. They were amazing this year, so I will “allow” them this time.

Last rose “glamour shots” of 2016…

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Thanks for stopping by!

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What Fall Brings

Once I “get over” the fact that summer is over and spring is far away, I can nestle into fall and all that it can bring to the garden. Beautiful colors. Gorgeous seed pods. Luscious rose hips. Blooming Grasses. Β And, to the gardener. Slower pace. More time to think. More Potting Shed time. And, pumpkin spice everything.Β πŸŽƒΒ πŸ˜‰

Tonight I am taking advantage of some Potting Shed time. As most of you know, this is such a special place for me. A place to work, play and pray. All with a view of the garden.

Potting Shed View
Potting Shed View

This has been quite a fall. Nice rains. Plentiful sunshine. Moderate temps. And some very lovely blooms.

Like these…

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Campfire from First Editions … a new rose to me and one I am loving a lot!
East to Please Up Close
Easy to Please Up Close
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Easy to Please
Lions Fairy Tale from Kordes
Lions Fairy Tale from Kordes
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Lions Fairy Tale from Kordes

 

Aloha
Aloha
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Cherry Pie and a friend 🐝
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Sweet Drift from Star Roses and Plants

And the grasses…

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I hope you are having a wonderful fall season full of beauty and extraΒ time … and plenty of pumpkin spice everything!

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