The Garden Fairies Prepare For Autumn

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The Fairies come home earlier, every night.

The fairies “asked” me to clean up the rest of the Spring/Summer plants to make more room for the Autumn/Winter Season , in the greenhouse. After plucking the peppers and some old annual herbs, I refilled one of the beds with some soil and planted Blue Sage and Thai Basil. Sara agreed with putting the plants in the greenhouse, so they can last longer in the cooler season. We’ve also noticed, the light in the fairy house turns on sooner, every evening. The nights definitely become longer, again. And the fairies come home from their work earlier. 😉

The Full Harvest Moon On Friday 13th

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The Full Harvest Moon shortly after moon rise. (09-13-2019)

The Full Moon on a Friday 13th is a rare occurrence. The last time, we had a Full Moon on a Friday 13th, was back in October 2000. The next time will take even longer, almost 30 years, in August 2049. Today’s Full Moon is also an apogee Moon with a distance of 252,511 miles (406,377 km). This is called a “Micromoon” and looks approximately 14% smaller than a “Supermoon”. The illuminated area also appears about 30% smaller, so it might look less bright in tonight’s sky. The next Full Micromoon will occur on October 1st, 2020, and then on Halloween 2020.

Patriot Day 2019

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This was a very spiritual occurrence, we had in New Jersey looking over to Manhattan, New York. We’ve got rained out. But Mother Nature let us witness a beautiful moment.

In Memory of the Victims of 9/11. WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

September Blooms (2)

Today, I’ve got more blooms for Sara’s garden. She asked me earlier, if we could get some more milkweed for her, so she might have a good chance to raise Monarch butterflies. Well, the Monarch migration to Mexico began last month. And soon we will see them flying through our neighborhood. Monarchs love to stop for a good energy boost, and the females lay eggs on the milkweed. Usually that gives us four to six weeks to raise the next generation of Monarchs, and send them on their way to Mexico, where they can overwinter and come back in Spring.

But we’ve also got some goodies for the bees and other pollinators. Sara will get some  Purpletop Vervain, Blue Sage, Dill, Garlic, and Thai Basil planted in her garden. I hope, we will have some good blooming in the garden, the first frost hits usually by mid-November.

Tonight, we also have a beautiful clear sky with a bright Waxing Gibbous Moon. Since it is so nice outside, I had to capture a photo and post it. 😉

Happy Flower Garden!