Good afternoon friends
I love living in North Carolina! I am originally from Canada and by now they have had some snow and there is the bleak prospect of 4 months of winter. But today...Here I am planting pansies in pots on the deck and picking a few last blooms from the garden! It's wonderful!
The day started out with the tiniest bit of pink in the sky. As I worked I could hear the rustle of the little Carolina Wrens pecking about in the dry leaves and the sound of my neighbor raking his leaves.
I picked a few flowers that were still blooming in the garden and put them on the kitchen windowsill: knockout roses, phlox,beautyberry and a little white something.
Then I picked a bunch of blue salvia so the arrangement had to expand to the other window too. I have had a collection of blue bottles forever it seems and every home we've moved to there has always been a kitchen windowsill for them to sit in and reflect the sun. I love the way the sun shines through them.
This is a close up of the salvia guaranitica. It is the most wonderful color of blue and grows 5 feet tall. Just spectacular in the garden. This time of year we have camellias blooming, which is just amazing to me to have anything blooming in the garden in December. Come outside with me and I will show you a great bush we have in the garden.
For some reason I could only enter 5 photos so I will so another post for the others. Come with me into the garden.