Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Garden Blog Day in Mid-November

A real winter has came, it's ravishingly beautiful but it's just cold. Who live not far from the North, know what winter season is and how to dress well: winter boots, warm coats or down jackets, hats, scarfs and gloves (uh!). So I had dressed well and went to see my garden in snow.
First snow is always nice, soft, light and very white. My garden was completely covered with snowy carpet.
This winter coming has been such unexpectedly that not only I but many of my plants met first snow with leaves and fruits. They were suddenly winterized with thick snow. Look at the Celastrus berries and apples:




Some dry bush branches and grasses that dried up in October were snow-capped and slowly moved in the wind. Interestingly the snow seems whiter than grey sky on the photo below.


The empty hangers for flower baskets looked contrastingly with white snow on their black iron figures. The long thin branches of Parthenocissus swayed dropping last green leaves. 
The low 'niwaki' pines nicely looked dressed in snow costumes.


What is your garden in November? Do you prepare it to winter season?


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44 comments:

  1. Your garden wears snow beautifully! We may get snow this year in January but so far not even a frost yet. Just lots and lots of rain.

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    1. Perhaps, snow is better than rain, Peter. The air isn't wet only frosty.
      have a nice week!

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  2. It was a cold day and people lining up for flowers. I quickly took note of this San Francisco Florist so I can return next time instead. Today I made a trip to pick up their $10 prearrange bouquet.

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  3. The first snow is always beautiful as it decorates everything in the garden. In our case, it will be the 5-7' of snow that sits on everything and gets pretty old. :-) I have deadheaded most everything, brought in all the furniture and garden pieces to get ready for the snow but so far we have only seen a few flakes. It has been in the 50's with weekly rains. Hope you got most of the fruit crop harvested before the snow arrived. :-)

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    1. Yes, I did, Judy. There was a very good crop this autumn, many apples, berries, veggies. The apples that were left on the trees now are for birds.

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  4. Bom dia, clima frio que não impede o desenvolvimento das belas flores, as fotos são lindas.
    Continuação de boa semana,
    AG

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    1. Si, Antonio, el clima es bastante frio ahora :-) Gracias!

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  5. Your garden looks wonderful carpeted with snow Nadezda, so much better than our drizzly, dull, wet, gray days. At this moment it is not cold at all temperatures are going up again to 10 degr.C. I hope we get a real winter from end of December it is such a long time ago......The last few years we almost had not any snow and/or frost.
    Wish you a happy winter and keep warm!

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    1. You're right Janneke, snow is healthier than dull,wet and rainy days. I do hope winter comes to your place soon as well.
      Have a nice week!

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  6. Se ve precioso con la nieve, por aquí con sol y bajando las temperaturas, hoy 18 grados. Besos.

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    1. Tan cálido, Teresa, +18 C, wow en Noviembre. Quisiera que nuestro otono fuera tan bonito.
      Gracias!

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  7. Snow makes nature so beautiful! Greetings

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  8. The snowy garden looks beautiful! I have not had frost so far. Hopefully it will stay like that. I am not ready for winter yet. Groetjes Hetty

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    1. Who is ready for winter, Hetty? Winter always comes suddenly :-)

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  9. I don't have a garden because I do not own a house. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous, Nadezda!!!

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  10. It must be so cold there. Keep warm!

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    1. Yes, it's cold, Endah, but we're used to.

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  11. Snow on an apple is very unusual. We had a sprinkling of snow other day but it soon disappeared. It is strange for us to have snow in November.

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    1. Snow on an apple is unusual to me too Sue. I had no enough time to harvest all apples, snow appeared in sudden.

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  12. Hello dear Nadezda, your garden looks so beautiful with snow, even though it's sad to see apples covered with snow... and especially such beautiful, healthy apples!
    I have used the soft and light snow to protect the most delicate plants. Now unfortunately, the temperature is above zero again and the snow is becoming wet and heavy. Let's hope for a beautiful, not too hard winter! :)
    Stay warm!

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    1. Sara, I do hope the same! My plants especially not too hardy have been winterized with snow as well. Weekend temperature forecast is +5 C so I don't know what to think about snow in my garden :-( The mostly apples had been cooked and the rest of them were left for birds. I think birds will eat up apples during winter.

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  13. Wow, a snowfall already! Although we have finally had our first frost, it has still been warm here, and I am definitely not ready for winter yet. I do think the first snow is always the prettiest, and your photos capture it beautifully!

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    1. Glad you liked my photos, Rose, thank you!

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  14. Oh Nadezda!
    I am delighted with your beautiful winter photographs.
    Dear Nadezda, your garden looks phenomenal.
    Beautiful pictures.
    Kisses and greetings.
    Lucja

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  15. You have captured the scenes so beautifully. I really like the contrast between white and red, and white and yellow.

    Yes, I need to make my garden ready for winter. Still not doing as snow is not in the horizon.

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    1. Kl, in your climate snow is not probably very close :-) Glad you liked my early winter photos.

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  16. There are still roses and a few herbaceous plants in my garden but mostly it is now the variegated shrubs which provide interest. I am tidying up, pruning, raking leaves and doing things with the compost heap, like turning it and closing one or two of the compost boxes with sacks and lids. I am also transplanting a few shrubs which are in the wrong place.

    Otherwise I am looking forward to shutting down for a couple of months. No snow here though, just wet and windy and unpleasantly chilly.

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    1. On, so much work in your garden, Friko. I'm hoping some of your gardeners help you there. I hate to do with compost, it's very hard physical work to me. Take care, have a nice weekend!

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  17. Beautiful. I especially like the snow against the red berries - so very nice. Gets me thinking about Christmas - yeah -- Jack

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    1. I love combination of red and white as well, Jack. Christmas is at the corner, time is running!

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  18. What beauty you have captured, Nadezda! I love the first pictures, with the red against the snow.

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    1. Glad you liked these winter pictures, Juliet.
      Happy summer!

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  19. It was two good weeks of winter, wasn't it dear Nadezda?! But its over for now and dark Novemeber weather has returned.
    I tend to leave all perennals uncut for the winter, hoping for good seedheads and spikes as a winter interest. Unfortunately this first snow, which was heavy, flattened them all. Well, most of it.

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    1. I cut all my perennials too, Tistou. And I was glad that snow covered them well and now...? Brown ground and trees, rain and wind. I hope you will be able to pick up some seeds and dry grasses for winter bouquet.

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  20. Hello Nadezda girl ! I love those beautiful red berries covered with snow .. the apple was so pretty too!
    We have had our first mini winter storm .. about 6 inches of snow .. so it went from almost 19 degrees to minus 3 within 24 hours .. the wind was wicked .. but being Canucks we braved the storm and got out yesterday ! LOL
    My garden is now covered in snow .. but we may have rain coming so who knows what will be left.
    I am just so glad I got my garden chores done before it hit !
    Take care and keep warm girl !
    Joy : )

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    1. Ha ha Joy, your garden is very clean although snow covers something we left 'for tomorrow' :-)The weather is unpredictable I agree and rain could be after snow was.

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  21. Está precioso tan blanco. Parece que se adelantó la nieve Nadezda. Los frutos y las flores se han puesto un bonito sombrero blanco.
    Por aquí llegó el frío y la lluvia, sólo ha caido un poco de nieve arriba en la sierra.
    Besos.

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    1. Tienes razon Laura,la nieve se adelantó, y las frutas se dejaron sobre los arboles, que lastima! Pienso que es precioso ver la nieve en sierra. Gracias!

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  22. Oh, I can picture this…I know what it looks like and I even know what it smells like :-) Beautifully captured Nadezda, and first snow in November is LATE snow where I used to live in Norway, we usually had snow from October. Here in London we have nice autumn weather and around 8-12 degrees C during the day. The gardens are tended to all year round and those who have lawns need to cut the grass all through the winter too. I prefer the London winter!

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    1. So do I, Helene. Unfortunately snow has melted now, temps are +4 C and I'm worrying with my plants because next week forecast is -4 C, it's true - the climate is changing. Poor plants will be covered in ice, it's very badly.
      Thank you and take care!

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