Lady of La Mancha

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Lady of La Mancha
An American ex-pat, amateur gardener and mother to two boys in rural Spain (zone 8b), living "La Vida Manchega" for more than 20 years.
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  • In a Vase on Monday - Cat Toy 1 week ago Just a few snippetsYou know, there are some very talented gardening bloggers out there who also excel in flower arranging.  I just happen to not be one of them.Gaura, with her long-arching arms, is difficult to photographBut, I often have a few clippings in a base on our kitchen table, especially...
  • End of the Month Garden View - November, 2018 2 weeks ago Well, that went fast.  Of course, I didn't get much done in the garden this month, but I did at least do something.New planting areaSince we've had some rain and the clay has softened up a bit, I have been focusing on the back patio area.  The 'soil' is absolutely horrendous, so several days were...
  • Village living 2 weeks ago You know you live in a small village when… mention to the village baker that your husband has brought home a cold from his business trip to Portugal, and he steps out to his garden to give you larger-than-life pomegranates with extra vitamin C!
  • Fall foliage 3 weeks ago Fall foliage in Spain is mostly monochrome: gold on gold.  So, one of my goals in my garden has been to bring in more oranges and reds, reminiscent of my native New England.  Sometimes, you have to look hard, but it's coming along.  Parthenocissus quinquefoliaFor some reason, Parthenocissus...
  • Wisteria in the spotlight 3 weeks ago Having my afternoon tea in the kitchen, I had to run out and take a photo of my oldest wisteria, looking so pretty in the sun.I usually have a large outdoor sofa in this exact spot, but I recently moved it to the other end of the porch during a wind storm (it has been known to get pushed off the... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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Nicole Jensen
23:15 PM September 28, 2014

Finally, a blog about Spain that's not written by a recent college grad teaching English or a tourist. This blog is a down-to-earth blog written by someone who has been living in rural Spain for many years. Nice photos and funny quips.

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