November is still a busy month balancing leftover outside projects with new ones started inside.
I spent one day last week storing furniture, raking leaves, and filling in a previous garden spot with sod. This week there will be one more day of raking leaves, deadheading grasses and putting up snow stakes.
But while reading a recent post at Midwestern Plants about planting winter pots, I thought of an outside planter my husband made me several years ago.
Its main purpose is to cover an unsightly gas pipe while providing a spot for some color in the summer. It is usually empty during the winter months.
Grabbing a shovel, I headed for the woods, dug up three small pines and cut some red berries for decoration.
I like it, and best of all, no pines were hurt in the writing of this post because I’ll replant them in the spring.
For the sports fan, I included some embroidery on his for the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, golf and basketball.
It’s nice to hang those fleece tops on my new quilt rack my husband made. Happy Birthday to me. 🙂
This week, I need to start two more tops and a rag quilt project for Christmas.
But, no matter how busy I am inside, I really miss gardening.
As I look out my kitchen window at my empty raised beds, I console myself with the geranium slips I brought in to root because they’re almost ready to pot up. This means I can get dirt under my nails at least one more time. 🙂
Are you keeping busy?
What are your winter hobbies?