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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I thought that I might have time to finish cleaning three flower beds today but did not quite made it. It was really cold this morning but it warmed up after lunch. I had errands to run and went to work as soon as I got back home but still, I didn't had enough time to finish my job. Now it's raining and we'll be  getting between 65 to 80 mm of rain between now and saturday. That's close to three inches or over.  Sorry, I didn't take any photos because my camera is kind of bulky to carry around when I work. I filled my four large wire compost bins in the back of the hedge  with debris and still have lot more to pull from the remaining beds.

I may not get it all done before the snow comes but at least I have a great head start for spring.

This is a bed of Sundrop to brighten the yard by the deck. The phlox are not yet in bloom.

Another large bed of Sundrop and in the center are assorted day-lilies. When the Sundrops are finished blooming I cut them down about half way and the day-lilies have a chance to spread their leaves. These yellow flowers lights up my backyard even on cloudy days and are long lasting.

One of my tiny free standing bed of Peonies. The tree in the back had to be cut down last fall.

Sadly this tree had to be cut down because of heavy damage. My hubby with the chain saw.

Just another shot of my husband posing with his saw after he fell the tree.
A shot of my vegetable garden in early spring last year.

Tulips in early spring around my big pet rock
Another small bed at the end of my vegetable garden. 


  1. Lovely gardens. It is raining here, cold and windy. I give my gardens a bit of a clean up but I don't get to involved. I like to see what reseeds it's self. I do compose and I am still working on my soil.

  2. Julia,
    Your flower beds are absolutely lovely. You certainly are an expert gardener.
    Thank you for sharing the pictures. It is nice to think about beautiful flowers when it's chilly and rainy.

  3. Julia, what a lovely place you and your family have. The gardens are beautiful. I admire your handiwork. It is cold and raining her today, a real harbinger of winter!

  4. Acorn Hollow, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. I hope that you will come visit again soon.

    Pat and Doris, thanks for your comments too. I'm far from an expert gardener although I have many gardening books. My sin is that I crowd my plants too much because I can't bear to throw them away. I give a lot away every year when I divide them. If only I had more spare time to weed or if I had my own gardener. JB

  5. Your gardens are gorgeous. It's nice to see those bright blooms heading into a dark, wet, dreary weekend.

  6. Oh lovely I am so glad you showed pictures with the flowers in bloom. They all look so pretty. Your garden looks nice too. Everything is so green. We have brown upon brown except in late Feb.
    That is going to be a bunch of rain. I hope you get to stay inside and work on the rug this weekend.
    Thanks as always for your lovely comments. You always brighten my day.

  7. Thanks Kim and Farm Girl for your comments. I'm trying to remind myself that all that hard work will be worthwhile, come next spring. Summer was so short, I hope the winter will be short too.
    Yeah, we're expecting a lot of rain to come dow. I'm sure I'll get water in my basement again. JB