Thurs. Oct. 6, 2022: In Stasis, in Fog

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

2nd Quarter Waxing Moon in Aquarius

Pluto, Saturn, Neptune, Chiron, Jupiter, Uranus Retrograde

Foggy and mild

It’s been foggy/rainy/dreary for over a week now. Not much is going on at the garden front. A few plants are still out on the back balcony. The black-eyed Susan vine, morning glory, and moonflower are in their last stretch. When they are finished, I will dig out anything left and put away the pots for winter.

The plants we brought into the house and/or moved to the front porch are doing well. We shut the porch off at night, because it gets cold, and open it about mid-morning. Often, it’s like a greenhouse out there.

Temperatures have gone down, and we’ve had frost advisories, but no actual frost yet. While some of the leaves are turning, there hasn’t been that pop of color yet, and business are worried that it will be a dull leaf-peeping season.

I need to update the notes in the plant journal. Soon, it will be time to decide what to plant for next year. We’ll try some different things, since we had such a hard time with some of what we tried this year.

The tomato plants started growing, after staying small shoots all summer, so I don’t know what’s going on there, but we’ll see.

We’re in the process of putting up the Halloween/Samhain decorations. I can’t believe how close we are to Christmas already. I’m already thinking in terms of holiday cards.

How are things where you are?


Thurs. April 29, 2021: Sadness

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Third Quarter Waning Moon in Sagittarius

Pluto Retrograde

Foggy and cool

We’ve got the Adirondack chairs and the small table up on the deck, along with the big table that lives there all year round. The few big pots we have out are doing fine.

I’m thinking about getting a few pansies and putting them in the hanging pots in the front, even if it’s only for a few weeks. It would be cheerful.

The new septic tank goes in on Monday, and they might need to pull up part of the deck to do it. Which means we won’t be able to sit out and enjoy the deck after that, will we, for however long we still have here.

I hate not knowing where we will be, or being able to plant a garden. It hurts my heart.

Hopefully, we will find a place that has at least a little bit of green space that is just our own. I would hate to give up the plants in the big pots that I’ve nurtured for nearly ten years.

Thurs. March 25, 2021: Listen To The Wind

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Second Quarter Moon Waxing in Leo

Celtic Tree Month Of Alder

Foggy and cooler

I’m worried that the next couple of months will be boring on the garden front for readers. I’m not planting, because we’re preparing to move, although we don’t yet know where we will land.  As it gets milder, I may put some of the big pots back out on the deck, but it won’t be the Enchanted Garden we usually set up. I’m packing the other pots and the garden ornaments. I might put out the Adirondack chairs when it’s nice, so we can at least sit on the deck and enjoy it a bit before we go.

There hasn’t been much rain lately, and we desperately need it.  Supposedly, we will get some today.

The last few days have been nice enough to open the windows and doors to the deck to let in some fresh air, at least for a little bit every day. That’s been cheerful.

I think I will, however, put up the chimes on the deck. I love the sound of the chimes. Especially in the night. Or, sometimes, I like to just sit on the deck in a light breeze and listen.

How’s your garden growing? How’s your spring shaping up?