November 20, 2019

Wordless Hints of Things to Come

Aquilegia canadensis
Aquilegia canadensis

Hydrangea macrophylla
Hydrangea macrophylla

Sedum kamtschaticum
Sedum kamtschaticum

Iris germanica
Iris germanica

Helleborus x hybridus 'Sandy Shores'
Helleborus x hybridus 'Sandy Shores'

Syringa meyeri
Syringa meyeri

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    1. It's fun to see the starts of the next growing season. :)

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  2. It's nice to see that things are growing despite the early winter you're getting!

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    1. It's always fascinating to see the little buds and shoots and rosettes this time of year--no matter what the weather. We had a warm, summery start to autumn; then a very cold middle of autumn. Currently, the temps and conditions are milder and more typical of November weather. I hope we won't have a terribly severe winter, but if so, the snow will help to insulate these little guys.

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    1. Yes, it's always fun to take stock this time of year. :)

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  4. I was out looking at all the leaves on the ground and still on the trees. After seeing your pictures, I think I need to go take another look.

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    1. Oh, gosh...so many leaves to rake here, too. And I'd already raked quite a bit. Next year, I might hire a student to rake for me. It is encouraging, though, to see all the little starts to the next growing season!

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  5. I love the little green sedum.
    Happy Thanksgiving my friend.
    Carla

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    1. Yes, they're always so fun to see. Happy Thanksgiving, Carla!

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  6. I should take a look at my yard when the weather moderates. I haven't paid that type of attention to it - too busy mourning the end of the growing season.

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    1. I hear you! The growing season ended too abruptly this year, although early autumn was comfortable and mild--here, at least.

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  7. One of the best things about aging I think is that winter doesn't seem so long anymore. I can see as you wrote hints of things to come. That makes me very happy.~~Dee

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    1. That's so interesting that you say that, Dee. I feel like winter seems longer and longer...or should I say Februarys seem longer and longer. I have so much trouble with that month while living in a cold climate. (I'm glad the hints of things to come brought a smile to your face. ;-) )

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    1. Thank you, Susie. It helps me make it through the winter. ;-)

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  9. Lots of promise there. Lovely photos as usual.

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    1. Thank you, Chloris. The plants that show signs of the next growing season keep hope alive, don't they?

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  10. Very nice post! Amazes me how so many buds look like they are ready to burst even as we head into the depths of winter.

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    1. Thanks, Jason. I agree: It's incredible that they make it through the bitter cold. Some don't (often the Hydrangea buds freeze out), but so many do survive even the harshest winters.

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  11. Proof that a garden never really sleeps. It seems early, but already the garden is preparing for next year.

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    1. Yes, it's always amazing how many plants start preparing for next year soon after the growing season ends.

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  12. Spring will soon be born from Winter's labouring pains. Promises of things to come!

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    1. Yes, indeed. Winter is rough, so thinking about the next growing season helps the mood. ;-)

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  13. Once these darkest days go by, we will be back on the upswing to Spring! Wonderful photos!

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  14. Hope of things to come! I must look closer at my flower bed. I haven't yet done any raking - I can't until the last big oak tree drops its leaves which is usually about now. They are almost gone now so the raking and sore muscles will begin.
    Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

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    1. I hear you about the raking! Some of our Oaks still have leaves, but I'm officially done raking for the season. The rest will have to blow away or someone else in the family will have to rake them. I've raked so many bags of leaves--as happens every year in a garden full of Oak trees.

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    2. I looked out this morning and there are still too many still stuck on the tree. Just as well. It is bitter cold outside and I need to stay inside and paint walls. Sigh. I want pleasant weather to happen!!!!

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  15. Does me good see your happy signs of things to come!

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