Six on Saturday – tomorrow is November…

…which means just two moths left in this weird year. Thank goodness, many will say. Although we had out first snowfall this past Tuesday – flurries all day, covered the ground but was gone by morning – and it’s REALLY cold today, we should have a few more weeks of relatively fine weather. Time enough to finish the last garden chores of the year and enjoy the final few blooms. Time now, though, for Six on Saturday – six things in the garden, a theme hosted by The Propagator.

Virginia Creeper clambering up a maple tree.

I cut back the last of the tomatoes last weekend – yesterday this one was still trying to transpire — see the drops of water falling from the cuts? Weird eh?
Another great seed head – or cluster, I guess – Goldenrod – Solidago – So Many Seeds!!!

Have a great weekend and week ahead everyone. Stay warm, and stay safe.


  1. I love the colour of the leaves against the sun in the first photo…such a strong red. Your photo of the goldenrod seeds looks like some crazy long necked creature.

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    1. Is it unreasonable to already be anticipating May? I’m watching a remake of War of the Worlds on TV – a BBC/CBC production – I image the Clematis seedheads to be something like what would arrive from outer space to try and annihilate us all.

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  2. Every so often I see an image that I find hard to scroll past. Your photograph of the Virginia Creeper gently climbing up the maple is one of those photographs. It’s beautiful, I can’t tell you how much I love that.

    Great shots too of your hosta leaves, I scraped mine off the ground recently, with all the heavy rain they turned into a pile of mush. Not a pretty sight. Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much. I’ve seen Virginia Creeper overwhelm small trees, but here, it’s usually wild grape that I have to keep pulling off and out of trees. Last night’s hard frost turned a lot of things to mush…

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    1. OMG I would never plant a Norway maple! They’re (rightly) considered invasive here, taking over ravines in Toronto, roots sucking up all the moisture, creating barren grounds under their canopy….ugh! Mine are either red or sugar maples, self-seeded years ago from the nearby woods. I guess I should figure out which they are…

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      1. I did not think that you would have planted it. I am sort of aware of their reputation, although I have never experienced it. The only Norway maples here are cultivars that are not invasive. I have never seen a seedling from a Schwedleri Norway maple, which was a somewhat common street tree in San Jose in the 1950s. Two Norway maples somehow got planted at one of the cabins here. I have no idea where they came from, or why they were planted under redwoods. I suspect that whomever owned the cabin was from somewhere else, and brought them from there. They concern me because they already had babies. I pulled up five babies, which I intend to use as understock for Schwedleri Norway maples from San Jose.
        The foliage in you picture is not of a red maple.

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