Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Autumn projects

The weather finally cooled off, we had a couple of good, soaking rains that softened up the ground and I've finally made some progress on fall chores. The yard looks pretty respectable now.

  • The bed along the fence is edged and weeded.
  • The sprawling roses are now tethered to the fence.
  • The daylilies and irises are planted.
  • The pot ghetto under the apple tree has been cleaned up.
  • The seedlings and rooted cuttings are outside where they will winter over.
  • The 'meadow' is weeded and raked and ready to be sown with wild flowers and native grasses.
  • The seedling wildflowers are planted in the 'meadow'.
  • The asparagus has been cut back.
  • I have started building this year's compost hump.
  • The blueberries are weeded and ready to mulch.
  • The fig is wrapped in row cover and mulched with a couple of bags of leaves I begged from a neighbor.
  • Dug the red twig dogwoods out from under the big pine tree, planted 4 in the back hedge and gave the rest to my neighbor.

Still to do:

  • Mulch the blueberries. I'm going to fill in around them so they become an
    extension of the mulched edge at the back of the lot.
  • Shovel up last year's compost hump and see how it did under the burlap
  • Weed and mulch the main rose bed.
  • Once I'm sure the weather will stay cold I will sow the 'meadow'.
  • Repair the garden shed roof. The poor shed needs to be replaced but this
    should get me through the winter.

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