Dear blog, I’ve missed you.

It’s been a lovely, busy, bewildering autumn. Between the new part-time work at Montrose and the new puppy, I’ve barely found a moment to sit down, let alone work in my own garden or record the seasonal comings and goings.

fall crocus at montrose

Autumn-blooming crocus beneath Metasequoia glyptostroboides at Montrose (Hillsborough, NC).

Unlike much of the country, I’m not beneath a foot or more of snow (yet), but it’s plenty cold outside. The houseplants came in weeks ago and the leaves continue to fall steadily. But underneath some row cover, I can still find some green in my garden:

Carrots, parsnips, tat soi, kale, and lettuces in a winter-friendly raised bed.

Carrots, parsnips, tat soi, kale, and lettuces in a winter-friendly raised bed.

Northern hemisphere friends, I hope you’re staying warm. I hope to write again soon.

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5 thoughts on “Dear blog, I’ve missed you.

  1. We welcomed a new addition to our household in September — a Newf puppy. She’s 4.5 months old now and pushing 50 pounds. My perennial beds are surrounded by little fences. She’s eaten only one potted hosta — so far.

    • Good luck! Our yard isn’t yet fully fenced so I can’t let Henry the beagle off his leash–he’ll be off like a missile, following his nose. So he hasn’t yet dug anything up. I let him dig in one small, unplanted spot, hoping he’ll come to associate it as his spot. My wish is that he’ll focus instead on terrifying the squirrels and voles away from my bulbs.

      Newfoundlands are beautiful dogs, but wow, they get big!

  2. Sounds like you’ve got plenty on that plate! The greens look great, what a nice picture. I hope they keep coming all winter and fill a couple plates full of fresh out of the garden goodness.
    Wish I could come for the snowdrop walk….

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