I live on almost four acres and mine is long. But, the chore list and a MG project have put some strain on my back. I’ve had to back off a bit this week, but I’m working my way back to my normal obnoxious gardening self.
For those who don’t live in ‘snow country,’ New Englanders hunker down for the winter and outdoor equipment has to be put under cover.
Large attractive containers dripping with annuals are certainly enjoyable in the summer, but fall arrives and the plants and soil need to be removed and containers stored for the winter. Spring perennials also need to be divided.
Plants that couldn’t be planted in the heat and humidity but were sunk in the ground to keep them viable are now awaiting permanent homes. Geez, who knew they’d add up to so many, and who put them there anyway? 🙂
Then there are those large beds of perennials that need to be deadheaded. I know people have varying thoughts about deadheading in the fall, but here in NH most of our plants are buried under 5-7′ of snow for months at a time. I’d much rather do the work in the fall than try to trim back plants laying on the ground and wet from snow.
And, bring out the fences that need to be installed and the Milorganite that needs to be spread to deter the deer who arrive looking for snacks. This guy came out of the woodlands last week already kicking up his heels at the idea of the potential buffet.
Good thing I’m sitting in the recliner with ice on my back while I write this. 🙂
Check out Talking Hydroponics. Is this cool or what?
Happy second week in September. Hope you’re on top of your chores and not the other way around. 🍁