Can’t seem to get it right……

My poor little Japanese Maple doesn’t seem to be timing things right this year.  Some years it seems to know exactly when to do what – on others it seems to be at a loss over what to do.  This year appears to be one of the latter. Poor little thing ( I call her that because she’s been in the ground for about 10 years now and seems to have stopped growing any taller) well the poor little thing has finally decided it is time for her leaves to turn yet nature has decided it’s time for her to drop them.  And to add insult to injury nature has been sending gale force winds to help them on their way! image Today like yesterday the sun did not come out, the sky wasn’t blue and it rained.  Oh yes, it rained and rained and rained.  It was cold as well – cold enough to turn the heating on.  Single digit celcius overnight meant someones complaints about my cold feet had me rustling around in the sock drawer at 4am this morning. We are up to that time of the year when I’m going to have to remember that if I’m forwarned I have to remember to be forearmed and put them on before I go to sleep 🙂 image Like my poor little Japanese Maple tree some years I just can’t get it right. 🙂

10 Replies to “Can’t seem to get it right……”

  1. Snap. My tree dahlias lost the race to bloom before the first frost. And there are early jonquils in bloom. I am not sure whether the garden or I am more confused.


  2. We have the opposite problem with our Japanese maple in Chicago. We thought it was going to stay tall and planted it too close to the house. Now it’s too overgrown!


  3. Cathy, I say Carry Be An and Carib e an. But someone one always corrects me. I also swing back and forth between erbs and Herbs. My daughter is a linguist and she always gives me a good explanation for why we pronounce words the way we do, however five minutes later, I forgot what she said.

    The U.S. Is so big and diverse we don’t have a uniform way of saying anything. And it’s especially bad here in D.C. because folks come and go.


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