Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
This is the third blooming of one of the white miniature violets. See the Saturday May 5th post to see both of them. It is wicked, which means there is a string running from the bottom of the pot ( in this case a plastic 2 oz solo cup) into a container of water with plant food in it. It is quite a bit bigger than the other plant it was divided from( it was a sucker off the main stem) which isn't wicked. Two more babies are growing from the stem and will have to be divided soon.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
These are my fair entries for this year. The white handspun yarn is bamboo, and it got a first place. The blue knitted hat got a red ribbon. The ball of black combed fiber for spinning received a blue, and the basket got a blue ribbon, also. The dark blob on the left side of the photo is our cat, who likes to be in on everything.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
This garden has taken on a life of it's own, with nasturtiums and marigolds planted from seed, portulacas and marigolds that reseeded themselves, more asiatic lilies ( the stalks in the center) and a few columbine. They should bloom next spring, if they like the sunny conditions. If not, I'll move them to another spot.
This flower bed has petunias, portulacas, marigolds,iris and asiatic lilies. It looked better earlier in the summer, they really thrived with the hot, dry weather we had. You can see one of the school's gazebos built by volunteers in the background, and behind that is a historical mining building that the local curling club uses in the winter.