Friday, November 18, 2016

November - flowers

As I write this it is November 18. 
The days are much shorter and
you should think it is cold and snowy here in Canada, 
but no, it is mild and
there is life in my vegetable garden.
So, for the record I went outside and took some photos.
Lettuce and some spinach plants are still growing. 
The spinach unfortunately is favoured food of the
voles or field mice. Arrgh!
There are quite a few holes in my garden beds. Not good,
not good at all!
Calendula flowers and
Even a few Nasturtiums are hanging in there.
In the flower beds "Sweet William", dianthus, are showing a few late 
flowers as well.
No wonder that we are able to snack on fresh lettuce and parsley.
The tomato is the last one of my summer tomatoes.
November in Canada is not so bad at all!

Auntie's translation

Es ist der 18.November und man sollte meinen wir hätten jetzt schon Schnee hier in Kanada. Doch wir werden verwöhnt, es ist noch so mild daß in meinem Garten noch der Salat wächst.
Auch einige Blumen haben noch Blüten.
Kein Wunder daß wir noch gartenfrischen Salat und Petersilie
genießen können. Die Tomate ist meine letzte aus eigener Züchtung.
Der kanadische November ist gar nicht so trüb und traurig!


  1. It's hard enough handling the cold when we are in Ontario but we are presently in New Mexico and expecting our second night in a row of below freezing temperatures. Mother Nature is playing around with everyone's seasons.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. We had a long, mild fall last year too. The cold first came in January. I hope it will be the same this year. We will not be able to avoid the freeze and snow but: the longer the snow stays away the shorter the winter will be for us.


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