Six on Saturday – A Week of Gratitude – November 23, 2019

As we approach the American Thanksgiving holiday, I ma grateful that I have a garden.

I wandered my garden this morning wondering what I would find.

  1. A birdhouse (made by my husband) hides in maple foliage that daily becomes more colorful, waiting for a Carolina wren come Spring. I am grateful that I can hear the birds in my garden and see the changing foliage.

2. I am grateful for the warm fires my husband builds for me every night.

3. I am grateful that I moved to a location where I could take the Master Gardener training and be involved in gardening conservation. My garden is certified Bay Wise.

4. I am grateful for my internet garden friends. Tony Tomeo identified this as a Hollywood juniper.  I had no idea what it was.Two of them came with my house and while they are not my favorites, they are happy where they are planted and will stay in my landscape.

5. I am grateful for my far flung family. These stones came from my many visits to Montana where my oldest son lives with his wife.  Brought back one or two at a time tucked into a suitcase, they remind me of how lucky I am to have four terrific adult children, none of whom live at home.

6. I am grateful that my mother was a gardener and passed on her knowledge and love of puttering. This Martha Hitchcock azalea came from my mother’s garden and is my favorite in the spring and doesn’t let me forget her in the fall.

That’s my Six-on-Saturday for mid-November in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. A week of gratitude. The meme was started by The Propogator, a UK gardener.  This is the link to the rules if you’d like to join in.

#lovemygarden   #mid-atlantic garden   #fall colors  #Six-on-Saturday  #malaburt

6 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – A Week of Gratitude – November 23, 2019

  1. Thanks, Eliza. You are included in gratitude for passing on the knowledge of on-line gardening community. I always have more to learn. Have a lovely Thanksgiving. I hope you will be with family and friends.


  2. I am sorry I missed your six last week. I am very behind schedule. That certainly looks like a Hollywood juniper. It is a bit lean, but there is nothing else it is likely to be. Eastern red cedars are typically not so sculptural.


      • I brought back Eastern red cedars from Oklahoma because I had never worked with them before. Okies thought that was odd, since they consider them to be bothersomely prolific in range land. I know the wild sort are not much to look at or brag about, but I have really enjoyed working with them.


  3. In years gone by, Eastern red cedars were the Christmas trees on the Eastern Shore because you could find them in the tree lines and woods. This was before the Bay Bridge was built connecting the Eastern and the Western shores of the Chesapeake Bay. The old timers told me they didn’t like decorating them because they were so prickly. I brought several babies with me from my former house. They grow quickly.


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