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Time flies by! Last blog was September, this is now after middle of November. Not only is my gardening finished for the year but there has been lots been going on!

The other day, I walked out to the mailbox. Our weather has been up and down, 30's at night warmer in the daytime. This day it was 65°F with the sun shining.  I looked down and there was a small little sunshine in the grass.

Little bit of sunshine on the ground!

Then today, I was letting the dogs out and, yes, there were several squirrels that went running off away from my dogs. One went up the Pin Oak and sat there while Rosebud looked up and barked at it. The squirrel then ran down the branch to the spindly end, leaped to the Blackhaw tree, ran down a branch went over to the flower crab, got on the fence traveled the fence, went down the fence to the side yard, sat for a minute, then took off to the backyard and over the the far Locust tree on the right side of our property. I am standing on the deck and telling the dogs, "there he goes" and pointing. They are looking at me and not seeing a thing. LOL!

The squirrel that ran up the Pin Oak to get away from the dogs!

Sometime this year, I broke off a piece of my Dianthus. I was just reading about propagation and decided to see if I could do it with this plant.  I took a small jar, filled with water put a small sandwich baggy over it, poked a hole and put the plant in.  After a few weeks, I checked, and I had roots.  After waiting just a little longer, I planted it out in my 1/2 Whiskey Barrel. At first, I thought it was a goner as a critter pulled it up or dug around it. I got it tucked back in and kept an eye on it. Had another plant from Autumn Joy Sedum I was propagating at the same time. The Autumn Joy actually had some blooms on it even though it was only about 6 inches high.  The Dianthus looked healthy and so I thought it would make it through the winter.  I mulched a bunch of leaves around it and had some packing stuff from a box I put around the two plants.   
Today, while outside watching the dogs aggravate the squirrels, I looked down and couldn't believe my eyes.  There was the tiniest bud of a Dianthus flower.  I had my camera and took the picture. I am thrilled. Now, the question will be, will it make it through the winter. I sure hope so! 
A Blessing in time for Thanksgiving!


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