Thursday, November 3, 2011

After work yesterday I went home and scurried around outside repotting herbs and geraniums to bring inside for the Winter.  The geraniums always look pretty sad this time of the year.  They got a little frost bit a couple of times but still have some new leaves on them.  I try to remember to bring in the prettier ones in the Fall so I will have them next year.  I planted some garlic cloves this year .  We'll see how that works out next year.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sad day in the Garden

Today is a sad day in garden.  It's the day I remove all the ceramic gnomes, rabbits, frogs and other things from the garden and store them for the winter.  I dismantled the solar lights, yanked out trellis's, packed away lawn furniture and cushions into storage.  Even though the sun was shinning and warm the take down always brings a feeling of melancholy.  A bittersweet end. My patio looks so empty now - no more fountains and lights to stare at in the dark.  Nothing but cold rock waiting for the snow of Winter and the bite of frost.

Now is the time to move bird feeders to the now quiet garden bed.  Hang new feeders and clean up the old ones.  Its time to fill the suet holders.

I mowed the lawn today.  Most likely for the last time.  No more tracking freshly cut grass into the house.  Now its just dead leaves clinging to my boots.

This week I'll take the screens off the windows.  Pack away the rest of the Summer furniture and bring the snow shovel to the door.  Good bye Summer - See ya next year - when the air is warmer and nights are longer.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

New Blog New topics

I created this blog to document and discuss the challenges of my gardens and landscape projects.