Saturday Six Pix

Pardon me, while I make some adjustments to my blog schedule. I’m going to shift my Monday blog to Tuesday and do a less wordy Saturday blog. As always, I reserve the right to change my mind. 🙂

As you’ll see today, there are six pictures with some captions or brief explainations.

There’s lots to be done in the yard, even in December. We’ve started our winter clean-up, but no rush. Oak leaves fall until around March, so it’s just a matter of keeping up. And there’s already a pile of fallen limbs and leaves to be burned.

This is a good place to start. We have enough winter sunny days, that I need to make this spot useable again.

Patches of nandinas around the yard provide some pretty holiday cheer. They can actually be pretty weedy, popping up where I don’t want them, but they’re easily removed.

You can see a lot of shrubs and trees stay green here in the sunny south. My shady garden room will be shady all winter. It is desperate for a tidy-up, though.

I have put bags of pine straw around the yard to top-dress my beds and tuck them in for the winter. It looks nicer than letting leaves be mulch.

This has been one of the prettiest falls that I can remember down here, due to three early freezes. As this color fades and bare stems are here until spring, I’m planting pansies, snapdragons, swiss chard, broccoli, and several lettuces to brighten my flower beds. I’ll show you those next week.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” – Ecclesiastes 3:11

Shalom, Dottie

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