Here is a last glimpse of summer 2009.
I was never very good at keeping up the garden blog. Maybe it's because I wasn't good at keeping up the garden--so many other things came up this year. And everyone else's gardens were so beautiful, I was feeling sort of like the ugly duckling. And I never did get in the habit of carrying my camera with me to capture bits of beauty even amid the thorns.
So, since I don't do much with houseplants, I will take a hiatus from this blog until late winter, when we start making plans and working in the greenhouse.
My youngest daughter just became engaged, and is contemplating having her wedding here at the farm (she also has the gift of seeing the potential in my gardens). So, with family help, the huge satellite dish will disappear, and my ugly beds will likely be cleaned up, and I will have to make a lot of pots for the wedding (probably Labor Day Weekend). Then I will likely resume this site. I will still be following the garden blogs, and surfing for new ones over the winter.
In the meantime, you can follow my other blog if you like. And do pop in here once in a while in case I do have an idea or two.
Putting the Garden to Bed
3 weeks ago