Friday Thoughts – December 2022 Garden Updates

Boy, is it cold!

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CMMC: November Close Up

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – September 2022 Garden Update and Anger Management

Good morning! Come on in from the heat and cool down with a drink.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – July 2022 Garden Update

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – Firsts of 2022

Hello and welcome to my corner of the world wide web and the first #weekendcoffeeshare of 2022! Please come in, shrug off your coat and join me for our first conversation of 2022.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Thanksgiving 2021 plus Garden and Life Update

Hello, come on in from the cold. Please sit and join me for a virtual coffee and sweets.

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Monday Thoughts

Maybe I’m just looking for trouble despite my muscles protesting yesterday or maybe I’m just stubborn.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Garden Update and Front Yard Transformation So far

Good morning or afternoon and welcome. Coffee? Tea?

If we were having coffee, I would tell you the one word I would use to describe this week – unmotivated. Why? For so many reasons which I detailed in my Friday Thoughts post. Oh, and unfortunately, I’m working today. I can usually get things done with some overtime during the week but this is urgent matter, apparently, the boss wants all September invoices done ASAP and I’ll just work the weekend to get it all done.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you it looks like winter might be arriving early this year. There’s been heavy rain this week, rain we desperate need. Unfortunately, it’s accompanied by wind. It always is. Thankfully, there weren’t too much damage this time.

According to the weather forecast, first frost of 2021 might be arriving next week. I’m nervous about that and it’s got me ordering frost blankets for my plants and I even got one for my 7-tier planter, which, if I might say, is not doing too bad. I have some seedling that should be ready to transfer today or tomorrow, granted if it stops raining.

My 5-tier planter might be done for the year next week when the temperature dips below 32 degree-F (0 degree-C). The only thing left in there are marigolds, cosmos, tomatoes, and sunflower. I pulled out the cucumbers and overwintered my peppers this week. This 7-tier planter has my cool weather plants – lettuces and other leafy greens – which should survive a little longer with the assistance of a frost blanket.

If we were having coffee, I would show you the before and after of my front yard.

It’s been a ride with this front yard – full of hard work, anger, and frustration. This is definitely not what I had planned in the beginning. This is more of mom’s vision than mine. I had never envision so many red bricks nor did I imagine red bricks planters. Once again, mom took over but then it was the only way to get help as her family will only help her, not me. It’s never me.

Mom is feeling like a hero right now. She keeps saying, “If it weren’t for me, you’d never get it done. It’d never look so pretty.” The way she says that makes me not want to help anyone. It’s all one-sided anyway. I help them, they’d never help me in return, not unless mom’s present.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I know what you’re thinking. The yard is missing something – rocks. I’m waiting on it. The 17 tons (no joke) of rocks will be delivered on 20th of this month. So I’ll have an update on this soon.

I do hope it stops raining though so I can go out and plant some spring flower bulbs in the planters.

I would thank you for joining me in this edition of #weekendcoffeeshare and hope we’ll both return next week.

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Positivity Required

Good morning or afternoon and welcome. Coffee? Tea? I am craving something cold right now, maybe something to pair with the bountiful harvest of raspberries this week. Any suggestions?

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CMMC: September Close Up or Macro

Brand new Strawberry plant in containers
Marigolds and smoky sunset
Echinacea (coneflower)

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge

#WeekendCoffeeShare: 5-Tier Vertical Planter Update

Good morning or afternoon, let’s have a virtual drink. I’m in the mood for some icy cold beverage, how about you?

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Productive Week

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Good morning, come on in and let’s have a cup of coffee and a chat. We better have our chat indoors this week, it’s going to be hot again today.

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CMMC: Getting Close at Home

This week, Brian from Bushboys World is guest-hosting this challenge and the topic is Getting close at home.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Container Garden Update

Hello, come on in, let’s head on out back and have our coffees. I can use a strong cup this week and I bet you would immediately feel the difference in temperature. Remember last week? It was hovering around 100-degrees? Well, today is hovering around 85-degree. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Container Garden Update”