November Mid-Month Meanderings II

November in the garden is kinda bleak. Slumbering away till spring without much to see.

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We've had a few light frosts.

grow and resist november mid month meanderings

Sleepy, rainy garden

grow and resist november mid month meanderings

Asparagus ferns and rain

There is a possibility of snow this weekend in Seattle so yesterday I schlepped chicken poop and partly composted straw to build up a bit of a mulch layer.

grow and resist november mid month meanderings

Adding more mulch this week. I cut back the berries in the back. Hard to believe this was my thickly (perennial) flowered bed!

grow and resist november mid month meanderings

Strawberries and blueberries are all tucked in.

grow and resist november mid month meanderings

We have 3 large Madrone trees next to our fence line.

grow and resist november mid month meanderings

This time of the year the trees are loaded with berries, aka Bird and Squirrel Crack.

grow and resist november mid month meanderings

They can't get enough.

The robins, starlings, and a few stellar jays hang out all day, flying among the trees in an elaborate rotation known only to themselves.

grow and resist november mid month meanderings

Rain on Dogwood

grow and resist november mid month meanderings

The hoop house keeping things cozy.

grow and resist november mid month meanderings

Arugula patch, under hoop house. I might have an arugula addiction.

grow and resist november mid month meanderings

The ground cherry is still going strong underneath the hoops! It continues to bloom. Nothing is ripening, of course, but they seem to be getting closer. I doubt it will continue after the cold blast we are expecting, but it is fun to hope.

grow and resist november mid month meanderings

Yep, still molting. Note the messy feathers sticking out, the near bare neck hiding, and dull looking feathers. The Annies are not pleased with their scruffiness.

grow and resist november mid month meanderings

Yep. Molting.

Not too much else happening in the garden. We got 4 more trees as part of a great program Seattle has called Trees for Neighborhoods (Seattle reLeaf) that I need to plant.  Last year we got an italian plum, a shore pine, and 2 serviceberries. This year we got 3 shore pines and a dogwood. Other than the italian plum they are all dedicated to our Taking Back the Damn Hill.  I’ll post some pictures of that with next month’s meanders when they are in the ground and I’ve done some more work on our parking strip.

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  1. Pingback: (Not) December Mid-Month Meanderings II and a Cranberry Cocktail | Grow & Resist

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