Archive for November, 2010

Purple Shamrock

November 29, 2010 1 Comment
Purple Shamrock

Shirley posted a question regarding a Purple Shamrock plant that she has in her house.  She said the directions that came with the plant say it is semi-dormant in winter and she would like to know if it needs to be put into the basement for the winter.  Oxalis regnellii var triangularis is native to Brazil […]

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Cover Those Roses

November 18, 2010 0 Comments
Cover Those Roses

As much as I want to get everything covered in October, I have to wait until around Thanksgiving to finish up. That is when I usually winterize my roses.  Well, most of them.  Some I leave to the whim of Mother Nature. Different types of roses require different techniques for winterizing.  My Sven and Ole […]

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Winter As Told By A Worm….

November 10, 2010 2 Comments
Winter As Told By A Worm….

I stopped counting how many times someone asks me “What’s the winter going to be like?”  Well, I can tell you for sure that it will be a lot colder than the summer was, there will be snow and probably some ice and the nights will be really long. Predicting the weather only a few […]

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Fall Cleanup

November 3, 2010 3 Comments
Fall Cleanup

Now that Mother Nature has killed off all of the tender plants, it is really time to get cleaning in the garden.  Some things I will actually leave alone.  I leave Miss Kim alone in the fall since I want to see her lilacs in the spring.  I leave the hydrangeas alone for some winter interest and a place […]

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“Let’s Go to the M&M’s House Next!”

November 1, 2010 1 Comment
“Let’s Go to the M&M’s House Next!”

Despite the fact that fall means the end of the growing season and that winter is right around the corner, it does have a few ups.  One of those is Halloween.  I love Halloween.  I like dressing up and I love giving out the candy to the kids… seeing their reaction…. looking at their costumes.  […]

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