Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Another Grey Day

This morning before work I took a stroll through the garden. It is looking quite tired and mostly naked. There are a few spots of green. The Autumn Clematis is still hanging on some tired looking leaves. Right beside it... the bittersweet is naked except for a few berries. It is odd that the Robins departed before the berries were eaten this year.
Another spot of green was some tall garden phlox. It doens't want to give up yet either.
The butterfly bush is fairly protected by surrounding plants so it has a few leaves. These will all probably be gone shortly. That is if it gets as cold as they say it will.
I wonder where our snow is? They keep saying we will have some. Only some flurries so far. Maybe it is waiting until Christmas to visit us.

23 comments:

Chandramouli S said...

Ermmm... Your Clematis certainly looks a mess, sorry if that did hurt, but I did like the berry one, may be it's the photo? It's beautiful.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Love that trellis. We are pretty grey around here too. The zinnia are all sad and dead.

Meems @HoeandShovel said...

Hi Lisa, I guess it is that time of year when you bid goodbye to the greenery and wait for the white blanket of fluffy snow. Hard to believe it hasn't come yet... I kind of thought it had snowed everywhere up north.

Thanks For 2 Day said...

Your butterfly bush has green leaves...that's better than mine. And so do your clematis...mine have turned brown! Yes, I'm just waiting, too. I guess we might as well welcome the snow...it will cover up all that brown! Jan

Roses and stuff said...

The Bittersweet is a new aquaintance to me - how very decorative! You're luckt the robins left a few berries for you!
Katarina

shirl said...

Hi again Lisa,

Sorry to hear your garden is tiring at the moment. It maybe needs the snow to spruce it up ;-)

With my perimeter conifer hedge as a background we always have strong green in the garden. I love my bamboos and ivy covering on my pergola at this time of year. However, my green is getting washed out with snow at the moment and with a heavy fall forcasted it will all be hidden later - except for the hedge face :-D

Better get out now a feed the birds when they can find the food on the ground - it is pretty busy looking out there! I guess its really cold.

Jayne said...

Those berries are beautifully colored Lisa. I am surprised as well that the birds didn't get them. :c)

Layanee said...

It is the gray time of year. Love your birding photos. The heron is magical!

Frances said...

Hi Lisa, I like Shirl's idea of a periphery evergreen hedge! Mix up some gold chamaecyparis with the green and you've got a jazzy space. Some red twigged dogwoods, and virtual rainbow! :-) I do love the bittersweet, we have the invasive asian kind, have to be on the lookout for those seedlings all over the place.
Frances

Frances

Gail said...

Gray is often the color of winter here... with a big mix of brown. Even our forested areas are brown...the only real evergreens are the red cedars! A blanket of snow improves the grays, browns and anemic greens for sure! Let it snow at Greenbow! Our robins are here year round. The word verification is Hadnest..as in your robins had nest and left them!

Gail

Teri C said...

Oh my, it does look like winter there. Interesting that the robins left before the food was gone. Not a good sign :)

Jamie and Randy said...

Lisa,
Our garden is looking pretty sad right now too. Almost everything is dead. Oh well, we have sping to look forward to. :-)

beckie said...

Lisa,don't wish too hard for the snow. Ours turned to the blowing- freezing- nasty driving kind. I'm afraid your greens won't last and then your lovely gardens will have to sleep til spring before the green returns. Oh well, gray is a nice color. NOT!

Cicero Sings said...

Garden ... what garden? Everything is pretty dismal here and covered with enough snow to hide.

Weeping Sore said...

Bittersweet is such a lovely addition to a winter garden. It seems like many garden bloggers are posting about trying to enjoy the final garden sights before the snow falls. By the time your snow arrives, I hope you have plenty of seed catalogs to read by the fire.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I like the bare branches in December. I get to see the birds better! My bittersweet is also still on the vine...the Robins are still around so maybe they are waiting until January to finish off the berries.
We had snow showers off and on today.
Are you decorating for Christmas yet?
Sherry

Gabriel said...

I don't like this part of the year qhen the beautiful things turn that way (like your garden)before the pretty white winter come to scene. I've never been in the snow but I like how it looks. I'm looking forward to see the first snow.

Naturegirl said...

My garden is grey also..the snow came and went and all I have is photos to enjoy until my world turns white again. With all the Christmas lights up now at least there's some sparkle at night to enjoy!Do you put Chritmas lights around the trellis?

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa.....I think most gardens look drab in the winter.....and its too cold and wet to work them....I have struggled but have my ground cleared for the trees. I should collect tomorrow.....

The last photograph is beautiful.....lovely berries......

soulbrush said...

'tired' is such a good word for all gardens right now, from all that blazing colour in autumn to this, no wonder our spirits sink! they keep promising us snow here in london too.

verobirdie said...

Hi Lisa, Under the Green color test, there are two boxes with the code to use. Copy all the html code (first box) and copy it in the html tab of your post. That's it. The picture did not appear at once for me, only after I had publish the post. Hope it helps.

Judybec said...

Oooooo-- I love to see bittersweet! nice photos of your garden and I love your Thanksgiving photos in the prior post! Gorgeous sun and fog!

Barbara said...

You asked where "your snow" is? The answer is: here where I live!!! But today we had a sunny day. Together with snow, it was a perfect day! If you have to wait longer, tell me, I'd like to give our snow to you ;-) !!
Have a nice Sunday,
Barbara