November in My Garden

While I wait for potential clients to decide whether or not to hire me, I contemplate my own garden. It’s November, and in most parts of the country, gardens have been put to bed for the season. It’s already snowing in so many places. Hey, I wore a sweater for most of the day yesterday – it only got up to 68 degrees AND it was cloudy! Unfortunately, I can’t use the excuse of the impending winter to keeping me from garden chores.  My garden has been a bit of a disaster lately, but there’s nothing like having company over to get me moving and cleaning. I am doing a series of DIY terrarium classes in my front yard, so some sprucing up was in order. The tables for the class got set up over the patch of n0-lawn, and I went to work dead heading and popping in some fall color.

A pot of fall flowers: marigolds, pansies, nasturtiums

A pot of fall flowers: marigolds, pansies, nasturtiums

Thankfully my white iceberg roses decided to bloom again just in time for the first class. I also planted some drought tolerant plants along my fence (mallow, salvia, and milkweed for attracting butterflies). Now that the two dead Elm trees are gone, there is more sun on the fence. I also planted marigolds (left over from my son’s Dia De Los Meurtos project) and pansies. My beds have all be mulched with the wood chips from the Elm trees, so they look neat. The Wisteria vine on the front porch hasn’t lost its leaves yet. There are newly planted succulents in the pot by the front door.

White iceberg roses bloom several times a year.

White iceberg roses bloom several times a year.

My guests arrive. They snack on cookies and homemade raspberry basil lemonade, and make terrariums in my garden. Not bad for November.

If you live in the Los Angeles area and would like to join me in my garden to make your own terrarium, there are still spots available. Make your reservation here: http://bit.ly/1oDg7U2.

Terrarium Class

I’ll show you how to make a mini landscape.

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18 comments on “November in My Garden
  1. Love your garden. I started a ‘potted plant’ garden of succulents a year ago and (just like what you did) I wake up at the break of dawn to tend to them. I have tried Terrariums yet but your photo is amazing that I just might be tempted 🙂

  2. Nancy says:

    Love the succulants! I do not have a green thumb and always kill my plants 🙁

  3. I love your garden! I am really hoping to start one up in the Spring since we will be out of our apt and into our house next week!

  4. Alicia says:

    I love those roses! And that’s great they bloom several times a year. I also love terrariums. They’re just so cute!

  5. Myrabev says:

    The white iceberg look amazing, the garden we have the land lord as a garden boy who comes to care for it.

  6. Angelic Sinova says:

    I love marigolds! They’re such beautiful flowers <3

  7. Girl in Beta says:

    I’m jealous that it’s 68.

    It’s like, 12 today here.

  8. Megan @ All That Glitters says:

    Beautiful! I can’t grow things…lol. I pretty much kill anything that I plant.

  9. Claire says:

    Gorgeous I wish my garden looked like that!

  10. karissa says:

    I love your garden, I have zero gardening skills.

  11. Andi says:

    I deeply admire gardeners! I love flowers and herbs and vegetables but I have a green thumb! My next door neighbor is a wonderful landscape designer, so thankfully she is the one that looks after our property!

  12. Erica says:

    I’m the worst at taking care of my garden which is a few tomato plants. I kill almost everything I try to grow- so hoping these will make it! 🙂

  13. Brenda says:

    Wow! So full of life and color for November!

  14. Candace says:

    So gorgeous! We need a flower pot on our deck. I think it would liven things up.

  15. Ok, I’m moving to LA… Canada is too cold, and I’m in the warmest part of the country! lol

    Love the terrarium look. Too bad I kill every plant I come into contact with!

  16. Chelsea says:

    Your garden still looks great! Mine is a dead mess, haha.

  17. The Terrariums are so cute. I’d love to be able to have a garden space or even a small terrace. Unfortunately they’re few and far between in London. Plus way over my budget.

    Katie <3

  18. Winter White says:

    What a great idea! I’ve been wanting to hold a fun class like this as well. Your roses look so beautiful by the way 🙂

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