Thursday, November 24, 2011

Garden Thursday - Thanksgiving Day Edition

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Hello and Welcome! It's Virginger with your Thanksgiving Day garden report. Happy Thanksgiving to all of our furiends! We hope your dinner doesn't hide on you!
This will be my final report for the year. It has been almost a month since my last post, it is getting colder, the plants have stopped growing and blooming. The trees have shed their leaves. Mum has gotten all of the outside stuff cleaned up for the season.
Yep, that is me sitting on the grill for now. Mum took the big chairs in but has a little one outside to site on while she cooks outside. Yes she is still doing that for now.
The far end of the garden, the red twigged dogwoods waiting for some white snow to show off their bright red branches over the winter. Mum says the snow can wait for a while to come.

The fevver bath with a few plants still present. Mum says the fevvers need places to sit while waiting their turn at the feeder.
Longer shot showing the bath and feeder and plants. The few leaves here will just get buried in the snow and rot away over the winter.
The big view of the back from the gate. Looks decent mum, you did another great job this fall.
The view from the patio, this is what the boys see from inside looking back at the fevver feeders.
Mum pushed down the robin's nest from earlier this year. The bottom was just the rain downspout. Those little fevvers had to sit on metal.
The grape arbor still has grapes on it. Frozen now, so frozen grape pops. In time the fevvers will eat these, frozen or not.
Yep, we see a junco on the arbor looking for a snack. Help yourself little guy.
A few things are trying to grow. The grass where they had to dig up to fix the road is sort of coming in, at the far end it looks greener.
You can sort of tell little shoots of grass are coming through. It has been OK, warmish on some days. Heck today and tomorrow we may be near 60 degrees F! That is warm for this time of year, the boys may get some window whiffing in.
Then the little buggers that mum says grow no matter how cold it is, yep, dandylions! We found this one in the front yard this past week.
So thanks for all of your visits this year. I will be jumping into my nice warm cupboard, sort of like Zolie has with Scooby, Shaggy and Scout. See you next year!

Love,

Viringer

17 comments:

Abby Normal and Stygia said...

You and your Mum do great work reporting together, Virginger. So it's time for your well-deserved hibernation? A big happy Thanksgiving to all of you, hope it is happy, healthy, and safe!

chezcat1970 said...

Have a great winter break, Virginger! Loved your final report! And tell your family to have a great Thanksgiving!

Fuzzy Tales said...

We've been hibernating for awhile now. :-)

Enjoy your off-season rest from the garden and happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Enjoy your nice warm winter cupboard! We'll look forward to you as the herald of spring!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Whisppy said...

Enjoy the warmth of the cupboard and we'll see you again real soon!
Happy Thanksgiving!

fivecats said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Virginger. And, Happy Thanksgiving to your mom and the ginger boys.

Cory said...

Um...before you retire for the year, can you come to my garden and help us clean up the leaves and mess?

xoxo Jonesie

Eric and Flynn said...

See you next year Virginger. You have done a great job with your gardening posts.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

The Island Cats said...

We've enjoyed your garden reports, Virginger! We'll see you next year!!

We hope you all are having a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Grrreta said...

Enjoy your winter off, Virginger. We wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Thanksgiving handsome friends=we are grateful to have your presence in our lives...Love your adorable blog header!...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Please take care in the cupboard! The pictures in the garden of winter coming on is cold looking!

The Meezers or Billy said...

Happy Thanksgiving furriends!

Brian said...

I hope you all enjoy the upcoming snuggle season!!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We had a nice Thanksgiving. Hope you all had a great day too!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Zolie is really loving her heated hidey hut too! She's always in there overnight. All we can see is her eyes looking out at us, and we know she's grateful.

Happiest of t'givings to all of you dear friends.

caspersmom said...

You two always have an interesting blog with all the reports of what is going on in your part of the world. Mom thought what your Mum was crowshaying was really pretty, has she finished it?? Mom goes to a group at the clubhouse which is across from our house here in our mobile home park in which they are suppose to be doing something like crowshaying, knitting, embroidery or some kind of craft but most of the time they just yack. (sure hope they aren't trying to bring up a furball or something) Mom finished an embroideried doily which she started...............she won't say how many years ago. Anyhow, we hope you had a really great Thanksgiving yesterday.

Casper, Cleo and Mom too!