The hard part of these silly migraines is that I've missed so many really good days of cleanup gardening. I suspect that I may be sending my garden into the winter a lot scruffier than I'd like. However, I've learned from experience that I can deal with those slimy hostas it in the spring if I don't get around to them now. At that stage, I don't need to clip them, all I do is take a good swipe and tug with my gloved hand and they're history.
And if I remember correctly from years past, at a certain point there will be snow and it all will be covered in a blanket of white. So as soon as the pretty colours of the little woody plants are done, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Last friday......could the lake be any prettier?
Most of the trees are now bare - except for the oaks and Norway maples.
Brussels sprout plant looking all handsome.
Next year, I vow I'm going to get some late blooming anemone - mine were all done by August. Another good combination with the grass. Amazing what you can learn just by walking around the neighbourhood.
Gymnocladus dioicus - the ultimate Dr. Seuss tree.
Could you imagine the bark would look any differently?
and three more shots, red, purple and yellow: Berberis thunbergii
Kale for supper tonight.
Lysimachia clethroides by the front door.