I love Autumn leaves .. there is no doubt about that. I am fascinated with them. Either on trees, or on the ground, or frozen in water (which is really amazing to look at ) .. colours, shapes, sizes .. it is all interesting to me. The gardener side has to deal with more practical views about leaves .. the icky stuff like Black Tar Spot and the big horrible bully called BLIGHT .. yes my Engelmann suffers from the beast . Black spot has been trying to cuddle up to my climbing roses and I am having NONE of it !!! So the war is on .. we are going to have a window of time in which I have to become GardenJoy Super Gardener .. that sounds SO LAME ... eeeuuuwwww ! .. Ok .. just 'me" and the leaves' are having it out .. the rake is my weapon of choice supplemented with broom for ulterior motives (I can't give away all my battle tactics .. the leaves might have an 'ear to the ground" and try to outsmart me .. which isn't hard at this point of life .. zzzzz !) .. the garden sulpher is ready to SHAKE .. and with more information from Garden Author, 'rock phosphate" is added for a bit of ooomph ! to the woody bloomers (I'm not talkin' underwear here people !) ..
The window of time is approaching so I better get a nap in and rubber gloves ready !
Leaf on vacation .. laying back and chilling out ... on OTHER leaves ?
These leaves think they will live forever if frozen .. never mind what other activities have happened in this birdbath .. but it aint' pretty .. perhaps that touch of fertilizer is the elixir ?