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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday’s Garden Reflections

Tuesday's garden reflections
In the quiet of this chilly Tuesday morning, it’s a quick list of fall tips to think about before the ground starts to freeze up. So grab your coffee. It’s a list ready to go.

Get your garlic bulbs set aside – it’s just about that ghoulish time to plant them. And while on the subject of bulbs, get those in the ground, too.

But let’s talk light bulbs for a minute. It’s the perfect time to run a landscape lighting check. You want to make sure things are functioning properly before the winter weather catches up with us and we turn the clocks back. Is that this weekend already?

Here’s one that most of us dread. Clean up your leaf debris. (Did you read yesterday’s post on mulching and mounding your roses?) It’s a subtle reminder; you can’t do one without the other.
Need a good use for those leaves? It may be repetitious or some may think 'extra work' but mix your ground up leaves with some manure for winter ripening. It makes your spring soil a bit more premiere. Your plants will love you for the enrichment bonus.

Speaking of improving your garden soil, did you forget to run the soil test? Click back to my recent blog post, The Fall Wellness Check.

Yes, I patiently waited until the end to talk about our Red Sox team. Don’t want to jinx anything but if you’re a fan, last night was another amazing win! Which leads me to the Rose that’s been featured in my last few posts – let’s take a peek at it today. This is not a doctored image. This is the real thing on this 24 degree morning. It’s just that this Rose is starting to droop so I decided to take the image looking up into the sky. Let’s hope that’s a good sign.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

As Ralph Waldo Emerson, a local Boston boy once stated, “Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up.” I still believe #Soxnation,#Bostonstrong, it’s the year for Boston to win the World Series again.

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