November Garden


I planted these chrysanthemums 3 years ago for Alex and B's wedding and so far they keep coming back.  It's hard not to remember that beautiful day when they come into bloom. 





They really brighten up an otherwise tired landscape this time of year.  I have so much work to do still regarding other garden areas.  Namely the rose garden which I will do a separate post on.
Lots of decisions for that area.

Do any of you remember Alex and B's wedding we had here?  If not or if you are new, I included a video link of the day.  I'm still struck by how frugal the whole affair was.  And the house was red then!

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  1. Have to say, love the guy, just read this (Billboard): "Neil Young is releasing a new album and an entire high-quality digital catalog on the same day...the Neil Young Archives will open (and, at least upon launch), the comprehensive collection will be free. "December 1st will be a big day for me," Young wrote on Facebook. "My archive will open on that same day, a place you can visit and experience every song I have ever released in the highest quality your machine will allow. It's the way it's supposed to be. In the beginning, everything is free."

    Oh, that wedding; I'll never forget all the wonderful photos and the good vibe; SO much enjoyed seeing that video; thanx for posting about it. Was perfect; I wanted to be there! And now they have two kids, last we heard here...so, it's a beautiful life and you helped make it very beautiful for them as they began their first day in marriage.

    My November garden? Roses seem weak; can't keep down the purple sage. Peruvian daffodils are thriving, weird & white. Trees all over town are starting to turn; seeing some faded scarlet, orange and yellow. We have to wait for it this late in SoCalif, don't we?!

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    1. how fabulous that Neil is doing that!
      the couple is in mexico celebrating their anniversary and i hope not making another baby! lol x

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  2. Your garden looks beautiful, Janet. You really encourage me to get out and do a cleanup. Hope you are enjoying autumn.

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  3. Loved seeing that video again...such a lovely garden wedding and a wonderful family memory. The wedding decor is perfect for a country living magazine shoot...the truck with the cake, the tables and lights all strung up...even better that it did not cost the earth!
    Our November garden has some roses and limelight hydrangeas still putting out blooms! Lovely to see on these rainy PNW days...we are making some changes in our back yard...I will write a post on it soon.

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    1. leslie your garden is one of my favorites ever. it's beautiful! x

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  4. I do remember that lovely event. Three years already?! How wise they were to do their wedding in such a frugal way - it was just perfect.

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  5. Oh that video is so lovely. Such a happy and relaxed vibe coming from it. And what a handsome couple they make! I love the idea of keeping the wedding memories alive in your pretty garden. My autumn garden is looking nothing like that :-(. Hugs, x.

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    1. thanks mary. i never thought that planting them would turn into a memory maker but boy has it! x

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  6. Wow, 3 years already. Lovely video: very old fashioned. Would love to see more of their home.

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  7. I've been following your blog for some time now, but I don't comment often. I must say, it's lovely to see your garden when our landscape is snow for the next 5 months. And the wedding!! I'm teary eyed and I don't even know them. Young love, so sweet.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Vickie

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    1. awww how sweet vickie. i get teary every time i see it too! x

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  8. I do remember! It was lovely. I can't believe it was three years ago. It was a testament that good taste does not necessarily mean expensive. Love your home and yard.

    Kathy

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  9. I remember that day too. What a lovely wedding! The bride was so sweet and your son is handsome (and cheeky!) Beautiful couple. And two children now? Wonderful. Thanks for sharing the video.

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    1. thanks so much janet. they are a beautiful couple:) x

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  10. it's been 3 years!!!
    it is me or is time flying by too fast now.
    I guess it does as you get older. but oh my.
    and it was such a unique and beautiful wedding! I remember it like it was yesterday. lol. obviously! LOL.
    so I will delight in looking at the link to it again. thank you! and love the pictures of your front garden.

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  11. oh AJJ.
    that video is so wonderful. I had forgotten patsy cline singing and the sound of an old timey projector. and it's perfect! everything about that wedding was so refreshing. honest and whimsical and perfect!
    the cutie bride groom and the bride looking like a classic film star! and the setting there at the cottage for all the guests... I could go on. but I suppose I have gushed enough. as usual. xo

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    1. awww thank you tammy j. i know time is flying! i love the patsy cline soundtrack too! x

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  12. I loved watching the wedding video - beautiful@

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  13. The wedding was absolute perfection. Don't want this to sound uppity in any way but as the camera panned and took in all the guests, it was as though only the hip, only the coolest, were their assortment of friends...the fellas confident in their look, laidback casual, a hint of vintage, sunglasses. So cool.

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    1. oh not uppity at all gail. they were a super hip crowd - but all were so nice and respectful. x

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  14. Thank you for sharing the wedding video. I stepped back to a lovelier time when a weddings didn't have to have sword swallowers and stilt walkers (no kidding, been to one with that! Sheesh!) Such a sweet day for all.
    Love your blog and jump right to your post when I see it in my in-box. Nice to see a California blog that reflects a normal life here. Real Housewives of Real California! RHoRC....

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    1. haha a sword swallower and stilt walkers? omg, i remember when weddings were simple too. just cake and coffee in the church side room. i've been to a wedding with trumpeters announcing the bride on a cliff over the pacific. really???!!! lol

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  15. I rented those yellow chairs one year for a party!
    The Bride looks like a MOVIE STAR.YOUR SON is adorable!
    The GARDEN how mine needs attention TOO!!!!!!!!!
    It is a GOOD THING We ENJOY IT!
    XX

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  16. The chrysanthemums make your garden bright and cheery Janet.
    The wedding video was a delight to watch, beautiful family !!

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  17. Your organizational skills are inspiring!

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  18. Do you remember some time back posting a picture of Alex and B on his motorcycle? Maybe I dreamed this but I would swear you said the motorcycle was in the living room. This was before they were married and perhaps you were joking.

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  19. I love your garden!!! And I rewatched the video- so sweet x

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