Lovely fall days …
Just sharing some colourful photos of beautiful fall scenery around here.
I love watching the brightly hued leaves swirling about .. carpeting the ground, adorning the bare branches of trees.
Birds chirping about .. happy to visit the suet block and flit about the yard.
This is truly a time of the year to wind down the outdoor chores and spend relaxing time enjoying the activities that are happening all around us.
I’ve been spending a lot of time potting up my plants … using the rich crumbly soil from composted areas to fill up the pots. Nice fat earthworms have toiled in the soil, making it easy to work with.
My lovely kale plants are doing well and I’ve slowly been moving them to the side of the yard, to mingle in with the regular perennials that are already in place. Adding lots of the lovely composted soil so they will grow big and strong. My gardening neighbour tells me that kale loves this rainy chilly fall weather and so I expect we will have enough kale to last us through to the spring.
We’ve enjoyed a wonderful sunny day and this brought back memories of our short but hot and sunny summer. Lovely memories.
And the time change .. fall back one hour .. made this day seem like a very long and productive one.
I finally started potting up those sprouted garlic seeds and I must say that the garlic odour is quite intensive. More so than the cloves. I started putting these sprouts into propagating cells, but realized that, since the greens are growing now, it would be best to just pot these into a planter and then just clip the greens. The balance of the seeds that have not yet sprouted .. well, there are about a million of them. And I don’t look forward to potting them all up . .so .. I might just scatter them in the background of the perennials. And wait to see what happens.
Is there such a thing as too much garlic? I wonder.
I’ve been collecting oak leaves .. have amassed quite a collection .. and tomorrow I’ll see if I can run my little lawn mower over some of them ..just to see if I can break them down a bit. Fingers crossed.
Walking around the yard, I can see roses still blooming, tiny sunflowers continuing to flower. Lots of apples to pick. Lettuce still growing in their pots. Rosemary is still flowering. Lots of beautiful activity in the garden.
Oh happy days. I do love this time of the year!