Last week Ted and I went to Southern California to visit my two brothers and their families. They both have the “gardening gene”. Both their homes have not yards but gardens unique to their families. We came back home with one of their plumerias that I will grow in my upstairs window. Our upstairs bedroom window in the winter grows a dwarf lemon, a dwarf kumquat and now our new plumeria. As soon as spring comes, I will lovingly put them outside.
While it was snowing here in South Dakota , Ted and I took a sunny walk with Susan along a pathway by the ocean by homes with flowers lining their walkways. I was fascinated with the arrangements of succulents. I will always look at these pictures and feel warm.
While we were in sunny California, some 30 bags of leaves fell in my garden. New rule to my self: Do not go on vacation in the fall until the leaves have fallen and been raked!