Sunday, November 14, 2010

Good night . . . . . . Garden.

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep."

~ Robert Frost

Awww! This poor little guy has miles to go before he sleeps! These hardy Chrysanthemums (Sheffield Pink) are about all that's left this mid-November.

This Tall Phlox is surprisingly trying to hang on. I've never had one bloom into the Fall before - he must be very happy where he is!

We've had a few days of nice warm weather, around 60F/16C, so Mister finally made me this raised bed frame that I asked him for a few months ago. So today I dug out about 6 inches of sand and rocks and filled the hole with shredded leaves and a layer of dirt mixed with perlite, then filled the rest with some better dirt that I saved for this project. In the Spring I will add more to it, as I know it will all settle during the winter.

Regarding the word "dirt". I prefer to use this word much more than "soil" or "loam" - they sound too elegant for me! LOL!

And, now, it's time . . .


Sam I Am...... said...

That is so sweet...I love that poem and then of course Robert's poem is framed in my home as a favorite reminder.
Wish you were my neighbor and then your "mister" could show me how to build raised beds...this Arkansas soil is like cement...raised beds or containers are the only way you can garden here. But I'm sure after I called him a "pansy" he wants nothing to do with me! Can't say as I blame him but you tell him that barn is gorgeous and he is a true craftsman!
As for the Master Gardening's just a title and does not mean I can garden at all! You know all the latin names and that's a true gardener! Plus, I had hornworms this year!

★Carol★ said...

It's always so sad to put the gardens to sleep, but then we'd be exhausted if we could garden year round, wouldn't we?! But how sweet that "waking smile" is, come Spring, when we really need it!

Cheeseboy said...

A bittersweet time for you gardeners, I'm sure. Can't wait to see what you have in store for the spring.