Just Walking around the Garden and Feeling Blessed

I’ve been snapping pictures of a late fall, walking around in the garden, feeling blessed, and I had to share the pictures and blessings with you! There’s so much to see and do. For now, the doing may have to wait for a warm day here and there, without rain. The weeds are getting out of control, so we are blessed with good weather and good soil!

We promised Jean Potuchek over at Jean’s Garden to share our new baby cedar pictures, an Atlantica Glauca:

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atlantica glauca cedar – about 6 feet tall

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closeup of new cedar branch

We are blessed it is surviving, they are said to be hard to transplant.

DH found a late season praying mantis and her egg case:

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Praying Mantis waiting for?

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praying mantis egg case in hinoki cypress

We are blessed to have so many little hungry mouths to feed next season!

We finished planting the expanded path garden. We’ll take pictures next year to show how this planting came out.

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plants with markers in expanded path garden

We are so blessed to have the opportunity to plan and plant another season!

We are so blessed in zone 7 to have such extended fall color:

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japanese maple at edge of shade garden

The river birch in our birthday garden is always interesting, but it is the star of the garden in the winter:

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river birch bark

And the star of the patio is the japanese maple:

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japanese maple at the patio

How are you counting your blessings?

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About shenandoah kepler

Hi! I'm Shenandoah, an ancient gardener, attempting to age in place at home and in my garden. I'm in dream zone 7a able to grow just about anything. I want to help others plan their garden and living experience to age in place and never grow old in their hearts!

9 thoughts on “Just Walking around the Garden and Feeling Blessed

  1. The river birch is beautiful! Thank you for letting us come along with you in your garden walk today. I had to take notes on some of the plants and ideas I saw there. On your patio, is that a Singer sewing machine bottom with a concrete top? I have a bottom that needs a top and that one looks perfect!

  2. Yep, that is 2 singer bases. We went to the stone supplier and got a piece of slate cut for top. Really rugged. Great for entertaining – just hose it off when done. Thank you for walking around with us!

  3. I adore your Atlas Cedar–and envy it! I just love the texture it provides to the garden. River birch has always been a favorite for bark interest, and your Japanese maple is magnificent. Lovely, lovely garden…thank you for sharing!

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