Once again, I missed Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Not because I had no blooms! It’s just that the blooms are being upstaged by the trees, the clear blue sky and that insanely beautiful golden light that hits the hills at dusk. The blooms just aren’t the biggest attraction now.
Canna (canna x generalis) "Cleopatra",
Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)
Roses (Hybrid tea - unknown cultivar)
Still harvesting the odd "watermelon" radish.
Did I mention the leaves from the 40+ trees that are now blanketing the property? We’re doing it a little different this year. Instead of raking them up and packing them in 20-odd compostable bags for the town to pick up, I’m gonna blow them into the back of my “woods,” where I’m hoping they compost themselves, help keep the weeds down, and give the bugs a place to hide from the chickens. Maybe I’ll even shred them with the lawnmower and mulch my beds with them.
But really. Why move leaves around when I can play fetch with Miss. B?? Can you say "procrastination"....
Have you dealt with your leaves yet?