I’ve been digging, deadheading, mowing, and raking. I’m moving my to-do list along.
Are you raking leaves yet? If you live in New England and have maple trees, Ship Foliage in Massachusetts is willing to pay $1 for each perfect red, yellow, and orange maple leaf. Why? Well, they need them for their business, and there is a shortage because of weather. So, if you have perfect maple leaves, head outdoors, and you could earn up to $100. 🙂
When I got done with several beds of Hosta, I came to the conclusion that I needed to reduce and recycle. I potted up 10 huge ones in shrub sized pots for next year’s plant sale, and gave another dozen to a fellow gardener. I kept reminding myself that they aren’t my children.
A gardener is always looking ahead to the next growing season. It’s who we are. 🌺 So, here is my best gardening find in a while – double galvanized antique wash tubs. Next summer, they will be potted up with plants.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to the local quilt guild’s annual quilt show. Besides the beautiful quilts that were on display, it made me smile to see my favorite longarm quilter had helped win two blue ribbons.
My grandson’s king sized quilt top is finished, and she is working on it right now. I’ll put together the binding and create a label this week, and then I’ll be ready when she calls.
It was also time to renew my driver’s license. I’ve enjoyed driving since my teens and appreciate the privilege. I gladly pay that $50 fee every five years. This year was different. They upgraded their computer system which resulted in a 2-3 hour wait. I could put you to sleep or enrage you giving you the details of the two-day escapade, but I’ll save you and just say that it was the MVD at their worst.
Saturday, I went to the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester to tour the museum and attend a Master Gardener workshop with Margaret Roach. She gardens in the Hudson Valley of New York, and her website is AWayToGarden. She has written a couple of gardening books, blogs, produces an email newsletter and podcasts.
The fall chores go on but they are slowing down. Are you working on a fall to-do list?
Garden as though you will live forever. — William Kent