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A frosty rose.

A frosty rose.

We had our first hard frost the other day.  Winter is here! I won’t complain, as it really hasn’t been cold, and even today it isn’t too cold (today it is 6 degrees C/ 42 degrees F).  I was able to capture some of the flowers in the garden on the frosty morning.  I love how they look covered in crystals!

A frosty Silver Anniversary Hybrid Tea rose.

A frosty Silver Anniversary Hybrid Tea rose.

The roses seriously have my heart.  I just love them.  My little rose garden has pinks and whites.  But I’d really like to expand the color scheme to have corals, yellows, and reds!  I think that is going to call for another flower bed…

A frosty Pink Peace Hybrid Tea Rose.

A frosty Pink Peace Hybrid Tea Rose.

Even the greens of the rose plant look pretty to me!

Frosty rose greens.

Frosty rose greens.

I have some London Pride plants almost hidden in a very small garden.  I want to bring them out to a more showy place next year.  They have a lovely tiny, delicate pink flower when in bloom.  Their greens are quite nice, now, too.

London Pride in November.

London Pride in November.

Our grass is quite long!  It was just too wet at the end of the season to give it that last needed cutting… Should be interesting in the spring.

Yes, I even took a picture of the too long grass.

Yes, I even took a picture of the too long grass.

End of November view of the Fruit Orchard.

End of November view of the Fruit Orchard.

The fruit garden is being expanded. So I have newspapers and cardboard down to kill the grass.  I am using large flower pots filled with stones to hold down the cardboard, oh, and an unused slide!  I am not too impressed with how this looks, but thankfully, it is only for a short time!

Frosty November morning. Garden bed in the making.

Frosty November morning. Garden bed in the making.

This garden bed in the making looks like a triangle, doesn’t it?  I am planning on making it into three circles, but I have a good bit to go still! On the far side of it, I have quite a large rock.  I have yet to figure out how to incorporate that into my garden.  For now, it is just “there” and my kids enjoy climbing on top of it.

A frosty view of our front yard.

A frosty view of our front yard.

It looks like snow, doesn’t it? I’m glad I trimmed the hedges for all of these photos.

Hawthorne berries.

Hawthorne berries.

The Hawthorne trees which have been freed from ivy are doing so well!  I love seeing all of the berries!

Calendula Apricot Twist.

Calendula Apricot Twist.

I will definitely be planting Calendula again next year. What a hardy, pretty flower!  As for hardy vegetables, I am told that parsnips taste better after a frost.  We dug up a  bunch of ours for Parsnip & Maple Syrup soup for our Thanksgiving celebration.  I was very pleased with the size, shape, and taste of the parsnips!

Frost loving Parsnips!

Frost loving Parsnips.

For me, November is for giving thanks.  This past weekend we enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving feast with some lovely American friends of ours (and Polish, too!).  It is a perfect way to finish up the month… before diving into the Christmas season!

I have to go and take down all of my fall harvest decorations now.  Although, maybe I can work a bit in the garden first. 🙂

Dana

Turkey candle holder.

See mom, I do still have the turkey! I just used a candle instead of flowers. 🙂

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