Cornus florida

The dogwood enjoyed the sun this summer after a nearby pine was removed and should gift us with beautiful flowers in about 3 months. There is a resident squirrel that seems to enjoy snacking on the buds, but right now he is too fat to get at these little jewels on the tips of the branches!

Unknown fungus on an old sweet gum stump.

I am always amazed at the fungi that pop up all over the garden and yard. Some are predictable and arrive year after year in the same places, and some pop up in strange places and then are never seen again.

Pak Choi – Brassica rapa

The fall garden didn’t work out too well. I was hopeful, as this was the first year of the new hugel. I was not prepared for the ferociousness of the slugs and snails and there is little to show for my effort. This little guy escaped the snail attack, though, and seems to be loving the cold, rainy weather.

Cilantro – Coriandrum sativum

A cilantro volunteer in a garden path. Cilantro always just seems to go to seed around here. It will be interesting to see how this one and a few others nearby get along with the winter. If I can avoid stepping on them.

Rose – Rosa spp.

A warm spell several weeks ago encouraged a couple of rose blooms. But all good things must come to end. Farewell, 2020.