Sunday, November 30, 2014


It's been very cold here, and the yard looks like someone took a blowtorch to it. Too cold to get outside and chop on stuff, although it hasn't stopped these guys.
They'll be out there all winter, believe it or not, and we've had a MAJOR war going over the feeders.
It's amazing to see them out there in the snow and everything.

Not much gardening news, too cold, too frozen, although I did get the first of the new year seed catalogs, and I'm definitely eyeing a two for one daylily sale tomorrow. (they won't be shipped until spring).

I also entered a contest with Subaru to win tickets to the flower show. Now THERE"S something to look forward to. (besides making next year's wish list)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

one last round

The weather has been unseasonably mild here, although super wet, and the garden is still going...
There's one iris that's particularly confused. I don't know what the name of this one is, but it smells like grapes. LOVE IT!
This guy is still going too.....
In floor news....we got tired of the bump, so we took a skill saw to it. There was no surprise to find out that the glue underneath was not stuck to the concrete at all......IT's all stuck to the board..
In the gift that keeps on giving.....we've gotten hosed yet again.....JERKS!!!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

still going.....

so, here we are at the first of November already.......It hasn't frozen here yet, although it usually does, and the garden is still hanging in there!

I know, it's all looking pretty scraggly....but, it's hanging in there.

This week, the clearance rack brought me a fuzzy kiwi, a daylily "roaring 20s", and a couple of wooly thyme. Pickins are slim, but there are still a few interesting things to be had. I might just have to go back for that half price ITOH peony I saw at the nursery. Even at half price, it's still a bit spendy, but it was HUGE.

Looks like the holidays are happening here, so, we'll be doing a bunch of little things on the house. Next week, we'll be cutting a hole in the floor to remove the bubble that's come apart. I think if we cut out the bumped up spot, fill the space with something, and put a rug over it, it'll work for now. The new flooring is going to take 4-6 weeks to arrive, and then it has to acclimate here for at least 2 weeks. I'm not going there until after Christmas......probably sometime in February. I'll be glad when it's done, just not looking forward to it.