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We now come to the less showy months in the Klipsan Beach Cottages garden, but it still has beautiful structure.  And at last we got some rain!

9 November

the fenced garden from the driveway

the fenced garden from the driveway

Rose 'Jude the Obscure' still has the occasional bloom

Rose ‘Jude the Obscure’ still has the occasional bloom

Euphorbia characias wulfenii and bronze fennel both have architectural folaige.

Euphorbia characias wulfenii and bronze fennel both have architectural foliage.

the pond island bed

the pond island bed

Allan and I planted hundreds of narcissi in the woodsy areas of the A Frame gardens.

Allan and I planted hundreds of narcissi in the woodsy areas of the A Frame gardens.

25 November

a misty day of soft focus…

Rose 'Jude the Obscure'

Rose ‘Jude the Obscure’

Hardy fuchsia 'Debron's Black Cherry'

Hardy fuchsia ‘Debron’s Black Cherry’

There used to be a specialty hardy Fuchsia nursery near Portland called “Moniere’s?? Country Garden” or something like that.  Our local Basket Case Greenhouse now carried many hardy fuschsias from their collection.

Rose 'New Dawn'

Rose ‘New Dawn’

Hardy Fuchsia

Hardy Fuchsia

hardy Fuchsia 'Hawkshead'

hardy Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’, one of my favourites: white with a green tinge

black currants

black currants

blueberry autumn colour

blueberry autumn colour

king frog and cottages

king frog and cottages

hydrangeas and the A Frame deck

hydrangeas and the A Frame deck

planted MORE narcissi in the A Frame garden

planted MORE narcissi in the A Frame garden

10 December

Mary and Riley walk into the picture

Mary and Riley walk into the picture

the pond island

the pond island bed

Rose 'Jude the Obscure' still has some crumpled flowers.

Rose ‘Jude the Obscure’ still has some crumpled flowers.

Thalictrum 'Elin' has been cut down.

Thalictrum ‘Elin’ has been cut down.

We had used the tall stems of Thalictrum ‘Elin’ and some of the other autumn trimmings to make our Halloween avenue of spooky plants at home.

pot by office stairs

pot by office stairs

Mary and Denny go all out decorating for the holidays.

on the pond island bed by driveway

on the pond island bed by driveway

by the small fenced garden water feature

by the small fenced garden water feature

the lady fountain in the lawn bed

the lady fountain in the lawn bed

lighted sweet pea tuteur

lighted sweet pea tuteur

Mary and Denny's deck

Mary and Denny’s deck

the deer fence

the deer fence

in the fenced garden with cottages in background

in the fenced garden with cottages in background

13 December

We come for the last work session of the year, and add mulch to the fenced garden.  This is almost our last day of work before we take our six week staycation.

mulch

mulch

Rose 'New Dawn' in late bloom

Rose ‘New Dawn’ in late bloom

Knock Out roses

Knock Out roses

faded last blooms

faded last blooms

Hardy Fuchsia magellanica

Hardy Fuchsia magellanica

Hydrangea 'Izu No Hana'

Hydrangea ‘Izu No Hana’

And at the very end of the last KBC workday, Mary and I find and put out this sign…

at rest

at rest

So…come stay at Klipsan Beach Cottages in 2013.  (For reservations call 360.665.4888.) We promise we will do our best to make the garden just as wonderful next year.

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