A snapshot sort of Sunday

I know I keep saying that the weeks are going by super fast, but really, they are! :(  Super fast.

I can’t believe Christmas is like 5 weeks away! Holy moly.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from this week!  Yes, you will see Mr. Courgette because I just can’t get over how amazing courgette plants are.  I heart him.

White rose
This is the first rose from the mystery rose bushes out back to have bloomed.  It looks like the larger bush is going to be all white!  Very pretty against the dark stain on the fence :)  The only (maybe) bad thing is that there’s an elderberry bush right beside this one and they’re growing up together in a very tall manner!  I had to push some elderberry branches out of the way to get this pic.  I’m looking forward to making some elderberry jelly (or something), though!

Little apple tree!

I haven’t featured this guy in a few weeks.  Check out how many leaves he has now!  He’s a very happy little tree.  I am aware I sound like Bob Ross here.  I’m ok with that.

More female courgette flowers

Courgette!!  Two more female flowers opened up yesterday.  Sadly no male flowers are open at the moment, though, so I’m not sure if these girls will be properly pollinated. : / The first little courgette is really growing!  I think I’ll pick it in a few days.

Red lettuce & herbs

These are the herbs that I’ve put in the second raised bed, where they may be safer from the snails.  Am I wrong to worry about my oregano not standing up straight?  It seems to be too tall now, and wants to be a creeping plant.  You can see my thyme peeking out from one of the lettuces, and sage and Italian parsley on the right.

Nemophilia flowers in tire planter

I can’t get over how fluffy my nemophilia-filled tire planters have gotten!  Compare this pic with one from a few weeks ago, here.  Pretty impressive!  I just love the color they add to the porch, too.  I can’t wait for them to start putting out flowers.

Nemophilia close up

I love staring at them.  They’re slightly hypnotic.

Stages of chameleon rosesI thought this snapshot was really neat because you can see the different stages that chameleon roses go through! :)  It makes me want more roses.

Just an FYI — I’m headed out of town for a couple of days (let’s hope Ben does a good job at keeping everyone alive again) and may or may not schedule posts this time — I might gracefully bow out of NaBloPoMo this month.  Not sure yet!

If I do keep posting everyday, are there certain topics you would like to know more about?  Any gardening problems or questions (for new gardeners) that I can research for you? Let me know! :)


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rebecca
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 05:06:18

    I am in love with your roses!!! It’s almost thanksgiving and it’s still so warm here in Pennsylvania!!! I still have 1 lonely bloom on my rose bush that refuses to give it up :)


  2. gwen
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 12:25:07

    We got lucky when we found this house with it’s resident rose bushes and Japanese maple in the back. I’m very thankful for them. ^_^ Happy Thanksgiving early!


  3. Carolina HeartStrings
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 15:07:50

    I, for one, do not have any gardening questions since I know that I only can kill plants, not grow them…. but I have noticed what beautiful pictures you take (love, love, love the white rose)…. Got any photography tips?


  4. promenadeplantings
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 23:10:23

    The white rose is stunning – so photogenic!
    The oregano I grow in our garden sort of creeps along, slowly. It also seems to come back every year :)


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