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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thoughts Toward the End of Garden Season

Green Tomatoes will ripen on windowsill
The first frost of Winter 2012/13 arrived in Atlanta overnight November  24-25, 2012 and toasted the tomato plants, patchouli, basil, zinnias and heliotrope. The Lemongrass and Scented Geraniums came through just fine.

I came across this incredible Persimmon tree loaded with fruit-- wonder how old it is?
Pumpkin seeds roasted; rinds go to compost

Neighbor's persimmon loaded with fruit
Persimmons sweeter after frost

Arrangement w Mexican Tarragon, Zinnias + Rue
 Planning to plant the last few bulbs, peonies, Jack-in-the-Pulpit and last 2 dozen Foxgloves this week.

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