Was it just yesterday that the magnolias had green leaves? Today they are warm yellow. Was it just last week that Howard was alive? Today he is gone. Change. Big changes. Here today; gone tomorrow. Sit. Take it in. Really take those warm yellow leaves into your heart.
In the meantime, and in the mean times, we water the plants, enjoying the flowers when they bloom, and when they fade, and when it’s the leaves’ turn to turn and make us smile. by Guest Blogger, Marisol Muñoz-Kiehne
The rhododendron leaves are shivering. Each dark green leaf huddled into itself for protection against winter’s cold. Rhododendron leaves droop to vertical and curl into into cylinders, a sort of leaf icicle, as the temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The shrub is stressed, but it has developed this tolerance in order to survive theRead more about Shivering Rhododendrons[…]
The first frost has finally fallen. The gardens are now officially dead, though clean-up remains to be done. Clean up now, so you don’t have to do it in the spring. However, garden energy is running low now, and it starts to run like sap in trees, come March. November has its own beauty. TheRead more about First Frost–Finally[…]
I hauled all (well, almost all) my houseplants out of my solarium this morning to the front step, because the cleaning woman was coming today. I left a big mess of dirt and leaves in the solarium and an obstacle course for anyone trying to enter the front door. At least, the houseplants are outdoorsRead more about Houseplants Outdoors[…]