I know this is a gardening blog but it’s hard to live here in Salem without blogging about Halloween.
Halloween takes on a life of it’s own in Salem. There’s just nothing else like it.
Here’s a few before photos from my early morning walk when I dropped off my girls at work this morning.
If you happen to be here and see a very pretty girl selling tickets for the Salem Trolley say hi for me! There’s also a beautiful little blonde girl and a handsome twenty year old boy whom I know very well working at the Witch Museum .
This is where they’ll be. I love the way the SWM provides cover for guests who are waiting for their tour.
Just down the street, this colonial home is ready for a pirate invasion.
Restrooms are available, sort of, if you can stand this sort of thing..
The food on the Common is good to go. I think that most of these vendors came straight down from the Topsfield fair, so it’s fair food if you don’t want to wait in line at one of the restaurants.
Same with the carnival… left the fair and arrived in Salem a day later.
The Hawthorne is barricaded to prevent damage..
Front Street is quiet… now…..with very cute ghosts in the windows…made from lanterns… Store windows are dressed everywhere… The hats are ready! This scene will be very different in a few hours!Here they come!
Happy Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day!
My blogging time is scarce these days but I’ve been pushing to get a Wordless Wednesday post out since their quick and easy and keep me in the game. I really love GBBD and always feel inspired to try to post something, even if it looks like the exact same post from the year before. I’m planting some bulbs this month and some new perennials too, with the hope that we’ll have some fresh, new things happening here next year. I’m already excited for 2015 and as I do every year, I’m having some difficulty saying goodbye to this year’s garden. I should really do a proper garden update but here are some snapshots of what’s blooming today.Looking down, there’s lots of orange, quite a bit of green and some not yet dealt with veggies that need to be removed. The lemon zest petunias are still blooming, just a little, but this was a long run for petunias in my book!We have lavender blossoms that still smell beautiful.
Giant zinnias, actually they weren’t so giant, but that’s okay.The candy cane zinnias kind of grew on me..We have garden mums scattered here and there.
I like this pretty daisy like variety of chrysanthemum.
The last roses of summer…These are giant marigolds, grown from seed.They deterred bugs and added a lot of cheer.I’m excited about this stevia flower that’s about to bloom. Stevia is an herb with very sweet leaves that make a nice alternative to sugar in teas and things. I’d like to add more of these less common herbs where I have space.The foliage hasn’t quite peaked here in Salem but it’s going to be beautiful in a few days!
Be sure to check out the other garden blogger’s Bloom Day posts on May Dreams Gardens by clicking here.
Gosh it feels good to blog!
Hope to be back soon!
This is a must stop if your on the Cape with children! Truly the best children’s garden we’ve ever visited!
— An awesome noontime stop on the Cape!