This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

on Veteran's Day


... to pay tribute to all of those who have served our country!

This is a late fall mum that is beautiful in my parents garden now. Its a great salmon color, with daisy type flowers and a loose natural form. Hardy and comes back every year. I'd love to get a big bunch of these for my garden. The name is Sheffield Pink and links I found are Burpee or Triple Oaks Nursery.


Blogger Matriarchy said...

Yum! That sure is a nice color for this time of year. I bet it compliments the yellows, oranges, and apricots of the leaves.

November 11, 2008 2:28 PM

Blogger kathy said...

It does. It looks really nice with the fallen leaves.

November 11, 2008 5:12 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy and Skip. After seeing your beautiful gesture and flower for all those we remembered yesterday wanted to say lucky it was a bright albeit cold day here in London for the ceremony. The remaining 3 WW1 veterans laid their wreaths of poppies in the sunshine while we reflected. I love your fantastic journal, my sister and I have taken on an allotment this year and have almost finished clearing it of tall heavily rooted grass. Although I have been growing veggies for 2 years now in the garden, this is a project and a half. I feel excited but think I am nuts too as there isn't enough time in the day now!! Regards from the U.K. Marian.

November 12, 2008 3:55 AM


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