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Putting The Garden To Bed For The Winter

Saturday morning we woke to this:

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No Buffalo storm, but we did get 2″ of snow, a low-elevation treat for Thanksgiving weekend. (We live at a bit over 500 feet, but are right against the foothills of the Cascade Mountains)

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The Toad & Gnome House though….it needed digging out 😉

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I love snow falling. Everything is hushed and quiet. And it isn’t as if we had anywhere to be.

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The Rosemary bushes, tucked into their beds under a layer of white….for Rosemary here, the snow is fine. It is hibernating, and will come back in spring.

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Frozen Crabapples, the last few waiting for hungry animals….

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Which it seems there is a roaming cat in the area…..

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The little elf (Walker) helped me brush off snow.

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But even with everything closed up outside, and asleep for the coming winter, my mind drifts to next spring. I received a Gourmet Chia Herb Garden last week, and soon I will set it up in my sunniest window, for a little winter fun.

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And not one to pass up screaming deals on Amazon over the Black Weekend, Kirk snagged me a Akro-Mils RZJMEDI Medium Stack-A-Pot, 30-Quart for a great price. This should be a lot of fun next spring – I want to plant Pineberry plants in it.

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I had been thinking of trying out a lady bug house in the garden, but had blanched at the prices for them. Then I saw Esschert Design USA NK53 Printed Ladybug House for $15 on Amazon (a $10 price drop!) and I couldn’t pass that up.

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And it was much nicer than I thought it would be – in person it is very cute, and will look nice hanging on the fence. Come spring, I will get it ready and see if I can lure any of my ladies to stick around 😉 And even if they don’t stick around, it will still look nice!

And until spring comes….

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