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Temps Dropping Again

Ugh. It’s dropping down to 28 again tonight. Make sure your plants are well watered asap today. Time to take back inside any tender plants that are outside. Cover the tender plants that stay outside with frostcloth, burlap, sheets, anything you have, as soon as you can today to help trap heat in. Be sure to anchor the covering to the ground. You can use plastic as covering if you have to, but be sure to take it off asap tomorrow because it transfers a lot of heat once the temps start rising.

The pic is of a container of pansies in my garden during last year’s snow event. Thankfully it’s not supposed to snow tonight.

Cold Pansies

Happy digging in the dirt.

Jeanni and Ziva

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Fairy Life

This is so beautiful. I bet the fairies love living in there. 💚

From Wildlife Network: ‘Fairy Inkcap (Coprinellus disseminatus): This fungi is also known as “trooping crumble cap” and is a species of agaric fungus in the family Psathyrellaceae. Unlike most other coprinoid mushrooms, the Fairy Inkcap does not dissolve into black ink (deliquesce) in maturity and just occasionally it’s possible to stumble upon a magical stand like this if you are able to get out into woodland.’

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Fairy Inkcap (Coprinellus disseminatus

Happy digging in the dirt.

Jeanni and Ziva

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Goth In The Garden

I’m a member of a quite a few gardening pages on social media cause I love interacting with fellow flower freaks who enjoy talking about plants as much as I do. But yesterday I found the motherlode of gardening pages: Goth Gardening!! Everyone who knows me knows that this is right up my alley in so many ways. I love my white moon gardens, but give me a black garden and my heart is happy. Don’t even get me started on the poisonous gardens!!

If you’re on Facebook and love plants with dark flowers, leaves, fruit, berries, etc., as much as I do, go join this group: Goth Gardening.

Happy digging in the dirt!

Jeanni and Ziva

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Lichen

I’ve always thought lichen is beautiful. I get lots of questions about why it grows where it does and if it harms what it’s growing on. Here’s a great article that discusses those questions and more.

“Lichens do not harm their substrates, or take nutrients from the trees or shrubs they attach to. Look, but do not disturb them; take a photo, not a sample. Live and let live.”

rhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/03/realestate/gardening-lichen-fall.html?fbclid=IwAR1LMAfPxnvl-sJzgUWugTcH060kL19XZYjsTvgzOjSR-X3vt2k1s2xuVC4

Happy digging in the dirt! 💚🥀

Jeanni and Ziva
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Wasps

Keep in mind that wasps are pollinators too. They might not be cute like bees and butterflies, but they’re needed in our gardens just as much.

This one was having a grand time in the goldenrod in my flower beds.

Wasp on Goldenrod in my garden

Happy digging in the dirt!

Jeanni and Ziva
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It’s Pumpkin Time!

Please don’t bleach your pumpkins. When you’re ready to get rid of them you have lots of options: put them in your compost pile, find an area in your garden where the critters can eat them, give them to someone who has as a garden area to put them in, even just chop them up and bury them in your garden where they can decompose and enrich the soil.

Happy digging in the dirt!

Jeanni and Ziva
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