Over the weekend there was snow that covered everything, but melted.
As a result of early winter morning temps are below freezing. Garden plants need covers overnight. The mum plants and other fall plantings can be saved. It’s a another reminder to me to prep for what’s coming – mentally and physically, that is. I pull-up the covers and think of constructive things to get on and off my list.
The snow will come…no matter what I think or do. I look out and see there are plenty of leaves on the trees yet. The days are going to warm up later this weekend. A reprieve!
I hope to get back to the rose garden and see what survived the cold snap. Always surprising. Here are more views from October 2, 2022, which was just 16 days ago.
Top To bottom names:
- Easy on the Eyes is a Hybridyzer: Carruth; Year 2017
Color: Mauve; Fragrance: Moderate; Height 4-5″; Disease: Resistant
The flowers fade to lavender and purple. Quite mysterious to see.
- Lena is a shrub that grows profusely every year! It’s glorious and reminds me of old fashioned roses or heritage roses.
- Monarch Butterfly, whose existence is threatened because of loss of habitat along it’s migration route from Mexico. I rarely see them anymore. There used to be plenty of them. As more land is consumed by human design, the wild flower habitats are lost, this loss is true for the birds and their habitats as well.
- I watched a program about re-greening cities, which was heartening. Minneapolis has many parks, lakes, and greenery. People here appreciate all of this nature. All the seasons create the cycle that makes living here possible. Be grateful. Be happy is another reminder.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.
Have a great day wherever you may be.