My hydrangea bush gave me a few last blooms this past week and now they are shivering in the cold.  We had our first snow last night and although it was pretty, I could’ve waited a bit longer to see it.  I’m sure if my hydrangeas could talk they would agree.

Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in
the summer, when they complained about the heat.  ~Author UnknownMM3


We have had nothing but rain lately but today we had a break in the clouds long enough to get out there and enjoy the blooms before it’s too late. 

 Cold weather will be here too soon.

Everything seemed fresh and new despite the fact that it’s now October. 

The bees were working hard and a hummingbird even whizzed by while I was holding a bouquet I had just cut.

  I think he thought about zooming in on the flowers I was holding but then after hovering for a second or two, changed his mind and flew off to land in a nearby tree.

 Gave me a thrill that’s for sure ~even if it was just  a fleeting sight and a whizzing sound before he was gone.  I am going to miss my garden this winter.  Moments like that are what fuel the fire for next spring and all the maybe’s for the garden that will be,

at least in my mind.

 ~”Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  ~Albert













We have had a lot of rain here which has caused catastrophic flooding in our area. (click on this link to see photos)

Everywhere we look and everything we hear is grim for the people of our community because so many business and homes have been destroyed.

 At least there are some pretty flowers in my garden that have soaked up the rain and are blooming away almost as if they know we need a little cheering up.


~Man is harder than rock and more fragile than an egg.  ~Yugoslav ProverbMM3

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and coming along well. 

 Pete fenced in the garden area and built the raised beds.

Everyone here is getting excited that we will have fresh vegetables to show for all the work and waiting we have done.

 We ran out and got a few plants on Saturday to fill in for the ones that were sunburned when they were first moved outside a few weeks ago. 

   My husband and I enjoyed putting in the new plants. 




But there was a visitor that we didn’t expect.

Turns out we have cucumber beetles.

  They are colorful fellas but they are persistent pests that kill cucumber and squash plants.   Pete found them on the  pumpkin vines they have been feasting on.

Just another bump in the gardening road, but you can’t keep a good company down.  We are determined to have a bounty of veggies to show for our work. So we will forge on and find out how to rid ourselves of these yellow striped intruders.

Remeber the mystery seeds we planted?

Pete has taken on the challenge of growing extremely huge pumpkins~ so follow along to see how it goes.  Click on the link to learn more about the giant pumpkins we are growing in our company garden. A lot goes in to growing these monster pumpkins.  They come from a grower who sent us seeds from plants that have produced pumpkins as large as  1000 lbs.  Now that’s a Jack O Lantern to carve! 



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And plenty of it! It’s been a long time coming,but we are finally getting our blooms of spring.  Too bad it keeps raining though. It makes it hard to get out and enjoy it all.  I ran out between the showers today and snapped a few photos of the lush green and beautiful colors. 

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