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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  • Bloom Day - October, 2018 5 days ago What is blooming in my garden right now?  Well, quite a bit, actually.  First off is my new love and most recent acquisition this year: gaura.  I love its volume, color and airiness.  Plus, although it looks delicate, it can withstand our brutal sun and wind, while still flowering from spring...
  • Our Harvest 6 days ago As our trees and vines are maturing, this past month we have been starting to harvest almonds, figs and grapes.  Just a few, mind you, but it's a start.AlmondsAlmond trees in the "wild" part of the garden.Grapevine, with bags protecting the bunches from the wasps.The wasps are voracious!These...
  • Pollinators in October 1 week ago Swallowtail with abeliaSwallowtail with abelia and Abraham Darby roseWasp in Abraham Darby rosePat Austin roseWasp hiding in Winchester Cathedral (note the anomalous pink coloration)Who's visiting your garden this week?
  • A lavender birthday 1 week ago My birthday was this past week so, like any good pseudo-gardener, I bought myself a garden toy.  Of course, there were a few plant purchases and a fairly large internet order I plan to place when the temps drop, but my power-toy purchase was more of a need than a want.My new hedge trimmer You...
  • Apple harvest in rural Segovia 2 weeks ago Two weeks ago, we went apple picking in a tiny village in Segovia where my father-in-law grew up, population: 8.  It was a terribly hot, dry day, and I think you get the idea of how hot the sun is here because the photos are all bleached out.My husband thought he was a teenager again and decided...

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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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