December 4, 2012

Fall Pansies and Kale

Here are a few photos of the fall annual plantings at the Spokane LDS Temple.  Our director, Marilyn, put them together and I think the soft orange, warm plum and frothy mauve worked really well.

I've been taking a break from blogging for the past few weeks while my garden is going to sleep for the winter.  It has been nice to have more time for other projects.  I'll probably try to post once a month through the winter before picking up again in the spring.

One project that's been getting a lot of my creative energy is our living room remodel.  We removed a gas fireplace and added another window as well as updating most of the furniture and moving everything around.  Even though this is a garden blog, I'll probably post photos of the remodel when we finally finish everything.

My husband and son took care of most of the fall garden cleanup.  It was wonderful!  Now the evergreens and stones are keeping some structure going and it doesn't look too bad out there.

Even though I am looking forward to getting past the shortest days of the year and reaching next year's gardening season, it's nice to have a break from garden chores for a while.  Happy holidays to everyone!


  1. Hi VW,

    I'm not quite enjoying the break from gardening at the moment... Mainly because it's cold and dark, so I'm inside and bored when I want to be outside relaxing! :D
    Although it is a relief not to have to cut the grass....

    Look forward to seeing your posts and perhaps your living room refurb :) I'll never be brave enough to show my house - that reminds me, must clean ready for christmas!

  2. Purples and yellows together I think might be my favorite combination. Wow, living room remodel and new furniture?? wooo hoooo!
    Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday at your house as well.

  3. Your Kale is divine... love the veins running through the leaves.

  4. I haven't been blogging much lately either. My garden is looking pretty sad. It's nice that at least we can still see color from kale and pansies.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your remodel. I would love to get rid of our fireplace too one day.

  5. The pansies look so cute, and it's a very perky colour combination. I had some pansies in pots in the fall, but moved them inside the unheated garage to huddle against the house wall after the frigid temperatures arrived.

  6. I think by the time gardening season gets here, I'll be ready. Right now there is much to be done outdoors but so few hours to get it done.

    Lovely photos. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.


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