November Gardeners

Gardener’s Apprentice

Perdita happily accepted Floradora as an apprentice gardener…

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compost

…there was lots to do in the November garden!

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Blech

First they organised getting the pumpkin in to Jane, to make into Pumpkin Soup!

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Flag Lily

Then they admired the autumn-blooming flowers like this beautiful pink Flag Lily…

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Red Chrysanthemum

…and admired the tall Red Chrysanthemums!

(We gave a potted plant to a friend a couple of years ago – she thought it was so pretty that she rooted some, and gave a stalk back to me, and here it is in our garden, having survived the ravages of drought, frost, and deer!)

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short

Floradora and Perdita like this short Chrysanthemum – they can admire the purple blossoms without getting a stiff neck, or having to scramble up the plant. Perdita will show Floradora how to make cuttings and watch them turn into new plants!

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Nasturtium

Floradora was dismayed to see that the Nasturtium leaves were wilted and slimy after the recent frosty night…

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seed pod

…but Perdita showed her the seed pods.  And then she noticed… oh honey…

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Please Rose

…Floradora needs socks!!

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12 thoughts on “November Gardeners

  1. Perdita is expressing such a wonderful attitude towards her new apprentice. The garden has some remnants yet that must be encouraging for this young one to hold on to this winter in hopes of the upcoming Spring. Has Rose agreed to the sock question?

  2. I’m glad Perdita found an interested friend of the garden in Floradora. That pumpkin was great. I’ve never seen one that like….so original and fun.

  3. Your garden is still a gift and a delight! Thank you for sharing it with those of us who no longer have flowers outside. Thank goodness for Christmas cactii in full bloom in the house! I think that if Floradora is going to be gardening on the damp cold ground that she may need some wooden shoes as well as socks! 🙂

  4. In that weather, socks are a must! Some clogs might be good, too. I wonder if some long Holland pinafores over their pretty dresses would be a good plan, to keep the soil, muddy water and slimy bits off…

    • I am pretty sure you are right, in fact I think I hear her needles clicking in the other room..I like the two of them together, I think they will make good things happen in the garden!

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