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It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Friday Finds, so I thought I’d pop in quickly to share some of my favorites for the week.

First off, a bit of a programming note. I haven’t been posting a lot lately simply because it’s been one of those busy times in life. I was out of town last week (in beautiful Annapolis, Maryland, where it was 80 degrees!) and then catching up this week and blah, blah, blah. I’ve got some posts in the works and a video I’m editing, so you should see those all soon. I’m also working on a new website for the blog. I’m changing platforms and sprucing up the design just a bit. In the past some of you have written to tell me that you’ve had a problem leaving comments and hopefully those issues should be gone and the entire user experience should be better. No launch date to announce yet, but hopefully it won’t be long. If anyone has requests that you’d like to see on a new website, please give me a holler!

But let’s get on with the fun bits, shall we?

This frog, or perhaps a whole bunch of frogs, seems to be living in my rose containers on the driveway and I keep catching him out sunning himself. I have all kinds of pictures of him now, but I love this one. I worry about what will happen to them when I move the container in the garage for winter. Is it safe to assume they’ll move on before I do that (after a hard frost)?

It’s pumpkin season and of course the folks at Detroit Garden Works have the most amazing collection of interesting pumpkin varieties, which you can see in this post. I will say that a couple of the price tags had me thinking I should start growing fancy pumpkins!

Ricardo Labougle/NYT photo

If you didn’t catch this article about an amazing English garden New York Times, check it out now. Can you say gorgeous?

Check out Matt’s beautiful vegetable harvest. This is why I want to redo my veggie garden.

Lauren Liess, who is one of the few design bloggers I still like, is getting a show on HGTV and I’m thrilled. I don’t have cable since we cut the cord, but occasionally HGTV offers shows on their app even if you don’t have cable, and I hope this is one of them.

That’s it from here. There is work, work, work to be done in the garden but honestly I’m not sure how much will actually happen as between the weather (rainy) and a lot of other things on the agenda, I don’t see that there will be much time for garden chores. When will they all get done, one wonders?

What’s on your agenda for the weekend?

4 Responses

  1. That frog photo is terrific. Rainy here and I am loving it. Everything is looking good. Still have a couple of dozen bulbs to plant and I have not begun to do cleanup or put pots away or cage shrubs. Hoping for some dry weather this week and decent temps.

  2. I planted 68 tulips and allium this morning using my trusty drill auger. Tomorrow I need to cut back the caryopteris, salvia and nepata that's flopping all over the place.

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