A Rainy Fall Day

Today is the kind of rainy and dark fall day that just makes me want to stay indoors. I have gotten most of my fall garden work out of the way, so I feel even better about it. I’m sure there will be a few more sunny days before the ground freezes, and I will be able to finish up the work (or at least what absolutely must be done). I have 2 lists. The first is what absolutely must be done before the ground freezes, the second is what would be nice to have done.

List #1 (Imperative)

  1. Mulch roses and protect canes
  2. Wrap blueberry pots and hosta pot (bubble wrap and burlap)
  3. Plant 1 more bag each of daffodils and tulips (must trim/pull grass in beds to do this)
  4. Pull up sweet pea plants in front of house
  5. Plant new chrysanthemums and lavender plant
  6. Rake leaves

List #2 (Nice to do but not imperative)

  1. Cut up branches trimmed from trees, mulch vegetable beds with them to keep cats out
  2. Prune currant bushes, flowering quince bushes
  3. Trim grass around currant bushes
  4. Prune cherry tree, sycamore tree watersprouts
  5. Cut back chives around sycamore tree
  6. Cut back irises in backyard
  7. Cut down cornstalks and fertilize soil in barrel where corn grows
  8. Fertilize soil in barrel where mini pumpkins grow
  9. Empty containers on deck that don’t have plants to overwinter
  10. Take strawberry pots in driveway to back deck

Do you think I will get it all done?




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