Really, there is not.There will be hungry hoardes descending upon the Fairegarden soon. Why are we still taking photos at the break of day? (The above flower belongs with this foliage, Erysimum linifolium, variegated wallflower.)It’s an addiction, that’s what it is. This is my holiday, my turn to host. There is cranberry relish waiting to be made. And potatoes. And brussels sprouts. And desserts. And rolls. (Viburnum ‘Cardinal Candy’, uncropped in my haste, sorry. But look at the light illuminating the red veins, you needed to see this.)Why can’t we resist showing you … …the wonders that are just outside the door? (Rose ‘Moonlight’ in bud and spent flower against the rusted clothesline pole that supports it in the previous shot.)Who cares about the sparkles on the shrubs? (Evergreen azalea Mother’s Day.)The frosting on the foliage? (Variegated artemesia and Spirea ‘Magic Carpet’.)The few stands of muhly grass on the out of season bloom of a white moss phlox?The cleaning is done,
most, some of it, enough of it, the bathrooms. And microwave. Enough that we can show you the busting hearts of Euynomous europaeus rimmed with hoarfrost.But I wanted to show you the forest of frost on a tiny epimedium leaf.
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.
My name is Frances and I am a lifelong gardener, having lived in various parts of the USA over many years. I am now gardening in USDA Zone 7a east Tennessee. From 2000 to 2014 I was gardening on a slope in a small town in Tennessee. I have been blogging about my gardens since December of 2007. Thank you for visiting!
The slope in spring
The slope in fall
The slope in winter
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Older Posts Of Interest:
The story of the day a throng of cedar waxwings descended upon the garden, shown in the header image. (2009)
An awkward title that explains about making those very tall asters, mums and others shorter by cutting them down by half in May. Now is the time! (2011)
A book inspires the growing of lilies from seed. (2009)
How ten lily bulbs became hundreds. (2010)
A rant about the mistaken thoughts of non-gardeners. (2009)
There was something hidden in the forest and we were lucky enough to be able to see it. (2011)
Dreams turn into reality, in a way. The Green Man/Leaf Man faces live well in my garden now. (2011)
A yard without a lawn. (2010)
A history of all of the faire gardens and a couple of choice tidbits about me. (2009)
Very difficult to only pick your six favorite plants, some of us bent the rules a bit. (2009)
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