No pictures ... sorry !
If I had stopped to take pictures it would have delayed the inevitable ... which was garden clean up.
Two days worth of wonderful weather and super husband who helped so much I don't know what I would have done without him : )
It always amazes me that the scent of so many plants is so fantastic from dead foliage .. it envelopes me, comforts me .. encourages me to keep going to get the garden in shape for the explosion of growth to come.
Thankfully my gardens are in good shape ... a little winter kill on some "twigs" of my Japanese maples, not so bad though.
I have a lot of pruning to do on my larger trained trees .. Royal Purple Smoke Bush ... and some aggressive vines ...Sweet Autumn ... even the Chocolate Vine has gotten to be a bit of a beast.
Sadly I have had to cut back a lot of my climbing roses because I didn't train them correctly .. they should be running in a horizontal zig zag .... oops !
A lot of switching around of plants is on the schedule .. digging in the heucheras again .. I hate that they heave but I love the plants.
The lavenders are good ... and I want more and more ... I am lavender crazy ... mix those with white roses and I am in heaven !
So .. no pictures .. couldn't stop ! .. Husband had brilliant idea in the last thralls of cleaning .. using leaf sucker-upper machine to clean out one of the beds and it WORKED without harming the plants !!
Saved me so much time and energy I could have cried .. well done hubby !!
Next post will have some pictures ... maybe after our rain day tomorrow things will green up a little more.
Rain barrel at the ready ! : )