UNDER COVER

you may remember this tour of my year round garden ...
we do not get freezes that last more than a couple of days
when we do though my sweet helper Sam

helper

and I haul out the garden quilts. It sounds crazy
but just covering up potted plants on the coldest evenings
can save them from damage

forsythia

we group the pots together
and throw this quilt on the tender blooms
for the evening

warmth

there are a couple that are too heavy to move
so they get this warm beauty

more

these quilts are old and worn
adopted over the years
this blue toned one is an indoor only,
to wrap up in after the garden is protected

stiches

I am going to steer away from my yard for a couple of days
and will try to decorate my home for Christmas..it is time right?

have a wonderful weekend!

literally

17 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a sweet Golden face Sam has!

I'm spending my first winter in Nebraska. No need to cover plants. It's too damn cold.

Jewels said...

Wow, you are chilling out too!!! Love your new header!

Jean M Fogle said...

sam looks like a great helper! I se you have forstyhia that is blooming, we hd a warm spell here and I cut some to have an early bouquet!
this am it was 11 degrees

kath said...

Sam is a gorgeous boy I loved that feeling when Chester would rest his head on my knee and look up at me.
The quilts are a lovely idea! Our garden is covered with a quilt of snow right now.

kath said...

Sam is a gorgeous boy I loved that feeling when Chester would rest his head on my knee and look up at me.
The quilts are a lovely idea! Our garden is covered with a quilt of snow right now.

Gayle said...

Sam has such sweet eyes. I'm sure he is a great helper in the garden!

spread your wings said...

sweet Sam to help you like that. I'm glad you got your plants protected.

I'm decorating for Christmas this weekend too. Happy decorating : )

Cicero Sings said...

Looked at your header and laughed. Gray rocks! I've been gray for years (genes from me mither). I dyed it for a while but what a bother! ... and I hated the thought of those chemicals on my head ... too close to my brain for comfort. LOL

I'll have to read more of your blog later but hubby is just putting brunch out ... and I'm hungry.

Technodoll said...

Teehee! The last photo speaks volumes, my dear... I shall try to listen to that sage advice.

ps: i LOOOVE your new blog header photo!!

Jane said...

Oh, I love your garden quilts! What a great idea.
AND you know I have a thing for cherries and I LOVE your header!

Beth said...

I love the new banner....and your garden of quilts !!!

leaca said...

Sam is adorable. Love your new header.

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Chilling out - a nice weekend to do it. What a welcomed break.

Just need a cozy quilt:)

Betsy said...

Love the Chill Out sign! All moms need one of those! LOL

Claire said...

think that i will be decorating tonight as well...

MedaM said...

The first two photos are just adorable; each one on its own way!

Jeanie said...

Beautiful Sam!

How I wish I could trade my snow and ice for your partial freezes and flowers in bits and pieces year round. This, too, will pass! Meanwhile, I'll live vicariously through the cyber gardens!