I'm on my way outside to do some fall cleanup, but first I wanted to mention a little boy named Brent. He and his "Oma" planted some purple hyacinth bean seeds, that I sent in the mail. He has patiently watched the seeds "buttons as he calls them" grow into vines, flower, and then watched as the pods formed. This morning, as I went to read some blogs I found his "Oma's" post about the little boy and his summer project. Here's a link....please read it...it's very cute.
I'll be back later with more on my day...Because of this little guy, my day started out just lovely.
Here I am at 6:30pm. I took a tiny nap after working on my fall cleanup. Joe trimmed the evergreens. They were left alone all throughout the summer season, to see if they would come back to the way they were before the winter damage. They look pretty good, but have some bare spots. We'll see what happens this winter and how they look in the spring.
While he was trimming....I set to work clearing out some of the dead stalks and branches in the front garden. I have nearly finished there, leaving the blooming things. I usually leave the lily stalks that have some fall yellow color and the seed heads from other plants that have bloomed their heads off, but this year I have to do the work when I feel good. Today was the day and I really cleared out some things I normally would have left. There's a lot to do yet, but a start was made.
Tomorrow is our pool day, so when I get home, I'll do a bit more. This week promises beautiful weather, so I'll have more opportunities to work out there.
How are things going in your yard? Have you started the fall cleanup? Do you decorate for fall? I'm going to do a bit more that in the last couple of years. I'll show you another time..