november…

November 13, 2009

Gingko Bench

Many people think that November is the dreariest month.  The sun has been out a lot so far this November, and the temperatures have been very pleasant!  That aside, I usually enjoy November, what is commonly called “stick season” in Vermont- the period after the leaves have fallen, before the snow comes.

Cart in Path

The shadows become long, you can see into the woods, and the light has a quality that is hard to capture in a photograph.  For us it’s a time to put things away- clean out the barn, shut off the water, drain the lines, cut back the gardens, and on and on…it’s a busy time!

Gate

It’s also a pensive time- and it’s possible this is my favorite time in the garden.  The leaves cling to the beeches and oaks, the conifers stand out brilliantly, and berries emerge as the flowers of winter.  Because the nursery closes the end of October- it’s also a quiet time and I get to enjoy this beautiful place where I live.

Ilex verticillata 'Sprite'

Fagus sylvatica 'Aspenifolia'

Picea mariana 'Aureovariegata'

Persimmon fruit (Diospyros virginiana 'Meader')

Pinus sylvestris 'Gold Coin'

Larch in fall

RDG entrance

Stewartia rostrata

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Girl'

Sedum 'Purple Emperor'

Fothergilla gardenii

Golden weeping Larch

Cotoneaster apiculatas

Carpinus or Fagus- we're not sure...

Empty Benches

Stacked Pots

Big Pots

Parking

Bench Pile

Blocking inventory

A big “Thank You” to all of you for stopping in this year, we really enjoy working with you and are always happy to share our passion for plants and gardening.

Wave Goodbye2

Hats off to you!!

Hats off!2

One Response to “november…”

  1. Carole Anne Slatkin Says:

    Dear Ed and Rocky Dale Staff,
    A heartfelt thank you to YOU for all the knowledgeable advice, excellent help, and above all the friendliness and cheerfulness with which you greet your customers. All of your positive energies flourish in my garden, my greatest source of pleasure and healing.
    May you all enjoy a tranquil fall and winter.
    Gratefully,
    Carole Anne Slatkin


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