Some of the maple trees are starting to turn and leaves have started falling, a few here and a few there.
Fall is definitely beautiful here in New England with the gorgeous colors, but it’s also the start of the raking and shoveling seasons.
I cleaned the potting shed yesterday donating a van load of pots, yard ornaments, and things I haven’t taken out in several years and hope someone else can enjoy them.
Then I started loading up the utility trailer with stuff that needs to go to the recycling center. It’s time to make room for all the outdoor and gardening things that have to be stored for the winter.
Seven days ago I planted grass seed, and today I am doing the happy dance because there is quite a bit of grass coming up. I’ll need to keep up the hour of watering every morning for a while longer, but it’s looking good.
Last Friday, we drove west across the state to buy a stock tank off Craigslist at half price. Picture raised bed. Do you know anyone who has used a stock tank for veggies? Did they paint it or leave it unpainted? Exciting stuff for a gardening nerd like me.
I’m also still moving plants around, like any crazy gardener does this time of year, including hydrangeas and balancing out the spacing of other plants. The garden still has some color and the grasses are coming into their own. The hydrangea on the left is turning a pretty pink with a purple butterfly bush in front of it, grasses in the center, and the Knockout Rose on the right has two buds. I’ll take it.
The next big project will be tearing out the garden, taking the raised beds apart, and starting the rebuilding process.
So, how is your garden as we march into September? Still going strong or winding down?