|Havenwood house has some new exterior colors this month. We are giving them a try; what do you think?|
|Brilliant orange/reds of Berberis covered in clean, white snow.|
|A loose leaf salad kept safe from snow in the Potager.|
|A forest of snow-topped kale...|
|Snowy leeks surviving 7 degrees F (-14 C) in the Potager. These have been a favorite crop this year!|
|Our warm Thanksgiving meal yesterday with extended family. Leeks and parsley made it to the table this year, and our first little pumpkins decorated the dining room.|
|Pink punch from the Thanksgiving Cactus, Schlumbergera truncata, this month! (Read about the difference in Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti.)|
|Winter blooms from the Pelargonium on the kitchen sill.|
There was finishing the bulb planting (2,500!), the kids' school, beginning the courtyard garden, digging in the heavy clay of the veg beds to prepare them for the winter frost, taking down an old, dead tree near the driveway, stacking wood from said tree, painting and cleaning the basement (again), and preparing for guests & family. I think we are finally ready to settle in to a winter reverie.... :)
Many warm wishes to you as you anticipate the coming season of change in your own garden!
Linked to GBBD for November at May Dreams!