Friday, November 30, 2012

The Last of November

Echinacea purpurea in the Hill Garden
The Front Walk Garden with low autumn sunshine.
Brussel sprouts in our tiny brick pottager waiting to be eaten.
Allium tuberosum
Autumn foliage of Spirea 'Goldflame' in the Front Walk Garden
Evergreen hardy ivy and autumn-red Geranium macrorrhizim 'Bevan's Variety'.
View of the front of Gilmore Garden in November.

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  1. Oh gosh, your garden still looks great! I love the growth pattern of the Brussels Sprouts!

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    1. They are really fun to look at! Especially when I removed the lower leaves to allow the sprouts more energy to grow, as I was instructed by a grower at the local farm market. And they get sweeter when left out in the frost, supposedly.
      ~Julie

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  2. That shot of the Alliums is stunning...gorgeous lighting! I'm so jealous of your Geranium macrorrhizum...mine don't get much of that fabulous color...guess our cold isn't sharp enough :-(

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    1. Maybe when it gets down to -10 F this February we can trade gardens? :)
      ~Julie

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  3. Hah, I've never seen how Brussels sprouts grow, how cute. And the first photo is beautiful, so artistic, i love it.

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    1. Thanks Mac! I love that first photo as well. I always leave my Echinacea up for a while to get some good photos in the autumn and winter. They begin to look ratty soon, but not quite yet. And the birds like to eat them here or behind my garage just as well.
      ~Julie

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  4. You're lucky, your garden is still yellow-red-brown. I love the geranium leaves,look bright between green ivy.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  5. There has been a lot of change in the gardens of the northern hemisphere, independant of the latitude everywhere now looks like winter has arrived. The Alliums give a lovely focal point and will look good for a while unless you pick them to spray gold for Christmas as I sometimes do. Christina

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  6. You still have leaves on your lovely tree at the corner, still lots to see and admire. As everything dies back, the beauty of winter starts to show, this is when we realise if we have enough structure to the garden!

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  7. I like that Geranium macrorhizum foliage - I have G. maculatum and G. 'Johnson's Blue' and they don't have that kind of fall color.

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    1. G. macrorrhizum is great for its autumn color, its scent, and its ability to cover lots of ground in a short time. I also have G. 'Orion', a sport of G. 'Johnson's Blue' that has amazing autumn foliage that is just beginning to turn now. I should post a photo of that one!
      ~Julie

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  8. I am growing brussels sprouts for the first time this year. Mine are not near as large as yours. The way they grow is so very interesting! There's still so much beauty in your garden.

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  9. Sunny pictures in November. Especially the first, Echinacea is really beautiful!

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  10. Your Spirea adds such a striking layer of color to your garden bed. Beautiful shots!

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  11. So beautiful...my B sprouts were rabbit food and then there were the cabbage white butterflies whose larvae loved them too.

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  12. Lovely tiny sprouts, aren't they brilliant?. Full of vitamine c and the plants look very pretty covered in snow as well.

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    1. And my kids just love how the leaves cup the water drops from the rain... they are like fairy ponds after a good shower. :) Their leaves are so think and waxy.
      ~Julie

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  13. We are getting down there to the end. I made the most delicious roasted brussel sprouts last night, roast and the toss with lemon juice, butter, and bread crumbs.

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    1. That sounds super yummy, Caroline! We brown ours a bit with olive oil and kosher salt, then sprinkle fresh Parmesan cheese over top... So good in some many ways! My kids actually request them for their special birthday meals every year.
      ~Julie

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  14. Hi Julie, Great November post. I love this time of year and you captured it beautifully in your photos!

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