Fall clean-up begins
It was a beautiful day today, crisp and clear and definitely fall. After the in-the-house chores were done, i headed outside to get things done!
First on the agenda was taking the containers out of dh's tarp shed where they'd been hiding from the cold nights. All looked fine. At one point, i came out of the shed and tripped on some boards that were there. One came down on my toe, splitting the nail that had just finally healed from being slit before. And my other foot came down on the point of a screw that was in one board - not very hard, fortunately. Sheesh. Well, i wasn't crippled too badly - just some polysporin and a couple of bandaids and i was off again.
I pulled all of the spent annuals and gathered seeds from some. I actually found pods on one morning glory vine! Mine have never gone to seed before - not that i've noticed, anyway. So i picked them all and left them to dry, and i must check some pictures to make sure which ones they are - blue, i think.
I put some cardboard down next to one bed to start an extension to it, and since i have no leaves, i just dumped all the frozen annuals and some containers on it. Leaves will be the next layer when they start to fall.
I also emptied my little pond and have to find out what to do with it for the winter. Just let it fill with show? If there's ice in it, isn't there a possibility that it might crack? So maybe i should cover it somehow.
I dug some bulbs that were in the little front step bed and replanted them in another spot. Then i pulled up some California poppies and spread their seed along the road a little ways. Maybe we'll have Ontario poppies next summer! Then i dug up the Lobelia Cardinalis and planted it where the poppies were. I had a spare Baptista and planted that in a bed at the back of the house after pulling the dead coleus and impatiens from there. And i watered everything that had been planted and many of the containers.
And i think that's pretty much it! How about the rest of you?
I'm trying to get you guys posting, so take the hint, okay? :) It's too quiet in here!