Its frosty out there

It finally happened.  Jack Frost came by and put his special touch on everything.  In the early morning, the plants have beautiful frosty edgings.

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Sunrise on the garden globe

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The porch plants came inside to their winter home.. a  shower stall in the downstairs bathroom makes a great little greenhouse

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By mid-morning, the sun has warmed things up.  The real cold is coming the end of the week so over the weekend it was time to finish the fall clean-up.  Patio and porch furniture came into the garage for the winter, ceramic birdbaths were emptied and stored away so they won’t crack, trellises/stakes/and supports stashed away and deer fence put up.   I took bushels and bushels of decaying plant material to the compost.  The Sheffield mums are still going strong so I left those alone.

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Smokebush leaves continue to change

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The gorgeous red blossoms on the pineapple sage remain

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The meadow received its annual mowing

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One last alpine strawberry

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A thrift decided it wasn’t done yet

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A leaf hanging on

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And a turkey in a ma-a-ple tree……

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My garden club maintains a lot of different areas in town and those all required clean-up this week too.  Yesterday we cleaned up the Blue Star Memorial so it would be ready for today’s ceremonies.  Thank you for your service, Veterans.

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3 thoughts on “Its frosty out there

  1. Believe me, you don’t want any partridges in any of your trees – they eat everything in sight! I really like your garden bench. Just today I was looking at some online, but I don’t want anything that looks too storebought or “made in China”. I love the durable look of the granite. Believe it or not, we had our first frost last week, too.

    • Karen.. believe it or not this bench was partially buried in the field when we moved in. We dug it up and moved it up to the garden. Its just a piece of granite balanced on some fieldstones.

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