Saturday, November 26, 2011

Nandina in November

The nandina is adding a bright spot to the late fall garden.

Some of the leaves have turned this brilliant red

There are several clusters of bright red berries that could be used for holiday decorations but I find it so hard to cut them because I enjoy the brightness and color they bring to the garden when most of the other plants are going dormant. 
This plant is considered invasive in some areas to the south of us. It does not seem to the invasive here and because it is considered a good plant for deer and rabbit resistant gardens I plan to move a couple of the suckers that have appeared at the base of this one to an outer area of the garden.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Changing Seasons

This was the scene last month on the 23rd. Now all of these trees have lost their leaves. We have had rain off and on all week with mild temperatures. With the ground so wet there is little that can be accomplished except to make plans for next spring. A few days of sunshine are predicted which may give a chance to pull a few weeds and  if it gets dry enough to put a few more bulbs in the ground.
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