All of the landscaping is cut down, cleaned and weeded. This leaves me to dump annual containers as I like, weed, divide plants, turn my compost pile and clean tools to put away for winter. Its very relaxing.
|Lemony Lace Elderberry|
Having the grasses gone highlights the shrubs. Below is a nicely shaped Summer Wine Ninebark. This came in a 3.5" pot in the spring of 2022 and has put on a lot of growth. It flowers in the spring.
I was just thinking that I hadn't seen a single Wooly Bear caterpillar yet.
|Wooly Bear Predictions|
Mr. Wooly Bear had more black near his head and only a little shadow at the tail which translates to winter beginning harsh and ending mild.
The vegetable garden gets emptier every day as I remove the annual flowers.
|The Last Three Tomatoes|
The Northern Spy apple trees produced pretty well (about 80 large apples) and I am freezing pie filling to use in the winter. I am waiting for the Gala tree to lose its leaves and go dormant so I can relocate it to the empty spot left by the removal of the lilac bush.
Despite our late frost, it managed to put out one perfect little apple.