Our Garden In Early December 2018

This Summer/Autumn season I didn’t do much in our home garden, due to health issues earlier in the year. Therefore, I don’t have very little for harvest. Our green onions and rainbow chard did well throughout the year. Other than that, we only have a few herbs left. It is still better, than nothing at all. I will take a break from gardening, until January; it will be time for seedlings to start for the Spring/Summer season. In the meantime, we’ll enjoy our fresh herbs until it gets too cold for them as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Time To Prepare The Garden For Winter

The last few nights did quite a number on the plants in the garden. It got below the freezing point. And everything, which wasn’t hardy, died. But this is a perfect opportunity to clean up the beds and plant for the Texas Winter. It’s cabbage and root vegetable season. In the greenhouse, I’ve got plenty of hay to cover up the beds, so the roots can stay nice and cozy. The next couple of days, the temperature suppose to be in the upper 60s, which is perfect weather to get the garden ready and going for the Winter Season.

November Native Blooms In Our Frontyard

Even with last night’s cold snap, the plants are holding up pretty well. I covered up my Meyer Lemon tree, just in case it gets too cool for it. Our native plant are doing fine and dandy.

Theona Checkerspot Butterfly (Chlosyne theona)

Theona Checkerspot (Chlosyne theona) on Asclepias Tuberosa Milkweed

Beautiful Sunday Afternoon In October

After all these rainy days, it was wonderful to have a sunny weekend. This Sunday afternoon, I just sat outside and enjoyed the sun. It’s also the season, the Monarchs migrates south, while other wildlife stays here and takes in the last days of the warmer weather. I watched the little bees and a Canna Leafroller collecting nectar from my flowers in the frontyard. Everyone prepares for the cooler season ahead. But when it is warm, we all come out and get as much of the warm rays of the sun as we can.

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Larger Canna Leafroller gets some nectar from our roses in the frontyard on this nice, sunny Sunday afternoon.

The Autumn Rain Is Back

After a couple of nice sunny days, the rain is back. Katelynn and the school band have to go and take Plan B until tonight’s Homecoming Football Game.Hopefully the weather forecast is right, and it stops to rain until the game is over. Sara is not happy, that it is wet and cool. After all the kids had early release from school, today. Sara and I watch the falling rain drops, while we sit on the front porch. At least that keeps her occupied for a little bit.

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Rose Rain Droplets