Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 1/12/16

Welcome to the first update of 2016. It will be a short one, but I can say that I have accomplished one goal and started on a second one already. (If you missed it, here are my 2016 goals.) While out in the garden yesterday afternoon to gather soil samples (and do some weeding), I also took a few pictures to share with you. This week’s garden photos!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 12/15/15

Good morning, everyone! Last week was a busy week for me. We celebrated Hanukkah each night, which was a great respite after my busy days. Our office is being renovated, so we had to get a lot of work done in a shortened period of time AND had to pack up the entire office by Friday. Today, our computers will be disconnected, and I will be working from home – or, on vacation time – for the next three weeks! Sa-weet!!!!!! That said, let me share a bit of the homestead happenings over the past week. Pics from the homestead!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 12/1/15

Wow! I can’t believe it’s December already! This year has flown by. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I dearly missed my family this year, but I did get to spend the day with my son and my beau. After a marathon cooking session, it was a buffet dinner (when my son got home from work – don’t get me started on retail stores being open on Thanksgiving!) and a movie palooza. A nice relaxing day, for sure. In today’s post, I’ll share a piece of our day, some pictures around the homestead, and give you a wonderful coupon code for my shop. This week’s photos!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 11/24/15

It’s Thanksgiving week, and the first frost is inching ever closer. It’s actually late this year – the year my garden was a mess and I have no fall crops growing. <sigh> But the weather is what it is. That said, I spent the weekend harvesting the vestiges of my garden’s last gasp – a few winter squash and a bunch of peppers. I also put up a new portable greenhouse to house my key lime trees and some potted plants through the winter. This week’s garden photos!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 11/3/15 ~ Signs of Autumn

Happy November, everyone. We’re six weeks into autumn, but you can’t tell by the temperature here in the Charleston area. We’ve had highs in the low 80s most of the week. Last year, the first frost was November 3, and it was November 14 the year before that. Looks like first frost is going to be late this year. Normally, we should have SOME color on the trees (albeit, most of the colors are tans and browns…NOTHING like New England), but we don’t even have that yet. Too warm, I guess. However, there are some signs on my homestead that autumn has arrived. This week’s garden pictures!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 10/27/15

Good morning, everyone. It’s been a while since I gave you an update on the garden and homestead, so I thought I’d share with you a few pictures as well as tell you how things are growing (or not) in the garden. We did have a couple nights in the 40s last week, but my excitement over autumn weather arriving was short-lived. Our lows are now in the upper 50s to mid 60s with highs in the mid 70s to low 80s. Not exactly autumn weather in this Yankee’s opinion, but at least it’s not scorching hot anymore. This week’s garden photos!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 9/8/15

Good morning, everyone. I thought I’d give you a brief update on my garden this morning. You all know how my garden has been struggling this summer. To be honest, I had just about written it all off. However, I actually got out in the garden for a couple hours on Labor Day. The weather is still summer like and humid, but the intense heat has broken – at least, for now. So, I ventured out. My oh my, what a mess! But despite the weeds and overgrowth, I found a few surprises that were quite encouraging. This week’s garden photos!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 8/24/15

Decisions pic

Good morning, everyone. This week’s update is going to be a bit different than what you’ve become used to. First, I didn’t think you’d want to see a rehash of my suffering garden. (If you missed the monthly pictures, see How My Garden Grows in August, Part 1 and Part 2.) Second, I had some decisions to make about my garden (based on how poorly it has done this year), and I wanted to share that with you. Garden decisions!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 8/17/15

Good afternoon, everyone! I apologize for the late post today. (I know, you’re going to have to read this with your afternoon tea rather than your morning coffee.) Ever have one of those weekends where time got away from you and you realized, albeit too late, that you just tried to cram too much into too little time? Well, that was my weekend. In addition, I somehow hurt my thumb…of my right hand…which I write with, and I’m having difficulty typing and using a mouse. Regardless, I’m posting a few pictures for you so you won’t think I forgot my cyber garden buddies! This week’s garden photos!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 8/10/15

Good morning, everyone! I’m back. After a whirlwind work schedule with the auditors, I drove two days to see my family in Rhode Island for a week (then drove two days back). I’m a bit tired, but I had a good time. It was nice to take a break! Of course, now it’s back to the grind – and a garden that is in desperate need of help. While I was away, everything grew (except the veggies) – weeds, grass, vines from the neighbor’s yard – even poison ivy (which my Garden Wilson pulled for me). Meanwhile, my veggie plants are still struggling to produce. But, they keep trying. Come take a look. This week’s garden photos!