I’m always showing you the “pretty” in my garden … today I thought you might enjoy seeing the garden cleanup … aackk … it’s not pretty … .
The truth is we live in a rather untamed area, surrounded by boreal forest which is constantly pushing against any attempts to keep it back … roots invade the lawn, leaves cover it, branches fall all over it.
The hubs goes around cutting down foliage with a hedge trimmer/chain saw, then I pick it up, put it in a wheel barrow, and dump it in a makeshift compost behind the fir trees; stringy stuff in one pile, composted matter in another.
Gah! I don’t even have an “after” shot to show you. I’ll wait ’til the snow falls and makes everything look perfect.
This post would likely never have seen the light of day if not for #nablopomo (Day 5)
I enjoyed seeing someone else take down their garden for the winter! So much more fun than doing it myself. Don’t you just love those last renegade flowers of the season like in your last shot. Defiant to the end!
you have a beautiful place that takes work. it’s all pretty. :)
I see so much beauty in these photos…colors. light. shapes. and nature, getting ready to dress for a new season. can’t wait to see your garden dressed for winter!
Gingham Red says
What a beautiful garden you have. Love gardens and love peeking into other people’s gardens. You have inspired me to share my garden too. Hope you don’t mind me borrowing your idea it’s great. Your photos as always are beautiful. I can smell the burning leaves burning off in the air.
I’m smitten by that vintage tool box filled with succulents…that is stunning…and of course all of your shots…love the light.