Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Maple Hill Hop 60


Maple Hill Hop


Welcome to 
The Maple Hill Hop.
This is a hop for folks who love the outdoors.
Feel free to post about anything that's going on
OUTSIDE
in your neck of the woods,
no matter the season.
(Please share only outdoor posts.)
Thanks for linking back to Maple Hill 101.

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With the celebration of the Winter Solstice,
we share what's growing this time of year.


Our lettuce is doing well in the container planting, 
and shares space with beets and parsley.
It's wonderful to be able to harvest fresh lettuce for salads.




The broccoli is slowly but surely growing.
This is the first time we've grown this crop,
and we look forward to enjoying it into the winter.




Our eggplants have quite a few flowers, but so far no fruit.
This season's crops have taken their time in developing,
but we think it'll be worth the wait.




Along with a few food crops,
the winter has been mild enough to encourage a number of ornamentals.
We still have daisies popping up throughout the garden.





The milkweed is bursting with colorful blooms and seed pods.
We appreciate having that flush of color.




Imagine my surprise in finding this little cutie chowing down in December!
Some of us are late bloomers...

African Iris




We welcome winter with the knowledge that 
better times lay ahead.
Dreams fulfilled, new goals made
and a plenty of good memories to make.

What's happening in your neck of the woods this week?
HOP on!