The Clueless Gardener

"fanaticus sine potestas"

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

My Rakes' [Lack of] Progress...

a selection of my underemployed tools in the garage.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Ah, November

This year I did all the cutting down this fall of the diseased foliage, rather than wait til spring when the shoots will be all stringy and soggy and hard to cut back. Mistake? It looks alarmingly tidy, doesn't it? Maybe too much so. But, I have plenty of brush piles, compost piles, bramble patches, etc, back in the field, so I don't feel I have deprived any wildlife of a place to overwinter. This flower bed may look tidy, but if you like a jumbled mess, you should see the garage!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Double Trouble...

OOps! I posted the same picture of Ollie twice...this is proof that a 54-yr-old woman generally unravels in the presence of a 6-mo-old puppy! Luckily, the guy is cute. Yes, he's a goldendoodle. Pray along with me that he doesn't get much bigger, but I fear that's a futile hope...

Monday, November 13, 2006

The reason I'm neglecting my garden...

This is Ollie. Creating havoc since October, 2006!

Season's End, Puppy's Beginning...

I finally got the time, on a gorgeous fall New England day, to clean up the island flower bed. Cut down the dead fronds of iris, daylilies, rudbeckias, anemone, on and on. All the leaves are down from the trees, making things look bare for another season. I'm not as sad about the end of the growing season--that's good, isn't it? I've been too preoccupied with the new puppy [it can make a middle aged person mighty tired!] to even keep track of the natural cycle this year. I'm hoping that by the time the muscari and daffodils are popping up, that the doggie will be calmer, and better trained!! Goal: that he not eat my nicotiana seedlings in February. Wish me luck!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Just a little nervous tic...

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Powdered Sugar...First Snowfall

The fat flakes fell yesterday, making the yard sugary sweet to behold... Posted by Picasa