Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tucking In


The garden has started to 'tuck itself in' for the winter ahead.
We don't rake any leaves this time of year,
we wait till spring.
We have a lot of deciduous trees and shrubs
and their leaves help insulate all the plants for the winter months.

Sophie and I took a stroll around the garden yesterday around 5 PM.



This is a seedpod on the Kousa Dogwood. It is covered in these.


Sophie standing under the Katsura tree which shed all its leaves two nights ago.


These are the tiny fruit/seeds on the ornamental Crab.


Looking through the Zebra grass at the garden shed.




7 comments:

  1. I had to look up Katsura tree…….it sounds like a delightful addition to a garden. If our garden wasn't already " full" I would consider getting one. Maybe the husband would let me get rid of an ugly fir tree and plant one!

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    1. They are beautiful trees, Frances. It won't hurt to ask 'the husband' (love this expression,lol, it's just me!!) and see if he would.

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  2. i have katsuras and kousa dogwoods too. do you get the wonderful smell from your katsura?

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    1. Come to think of it, Joyce, there is a sweet smell at that end of the garden.....we thought it was coming from a wild apple tree. Hm-m-m....

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  3. It's a bittersweet time of year, Jim, although it's also nice to take a break from garden chores. We usually (weather permitting) mulch the leaves and scatter most of them around the lawn as fertilizer. The rest we scatter around the flower beds as insulation. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we rake them up in early spring and mulch them then.

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    1. It is, Martha. But time for the gardens to rest and us as well.....so in the spring we can go at it once again.
      Are you looking to move to a place with a garden should you sell your place....or, when you sell your place!?

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  4. I love your focus and the lighting in these shots, Jim. You should do a seedpod/berry card. Bob and I had to rake aspen leaves this year because our trees have a fungus which spreads to new buds in the spring. What a job! Usually, we allow the leaves to stay as insulation. I don't clean up my seed heads until the snow melts sometime in June - they also provide cover for emerging plants. Enjoy the bit of fall you have left, Jim.

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