Monday, December 14, 2015
Same old blaa blaa blaa
Just let Benny out and looked at my sad, grey, back gardens ;boy, do things get bleak this time of year in the Northeast! We havn't gotten any snow yet, but that cannot be too far away. Those catalogs won't come a day too soon. There's the reliable substitute, HOUSEWORK, but that will be the last resort. I would rather decorate something or plant seeds. I am surprised at things that are still green! My foxgloves, feverfew, geraniums,(perennial type), lavender, and grass. There are monkshood in back, and hyssop and two kinds of chives and Walking onions still very green. The leaves are gone from my apple tree, but not from my dwarf peach or lilacs. Guess were going to have to get a hard freeze to clean every thing. I got very lazy the end of the season and threw all the remaining leaves out my side gate to blow where they wanted. It is a vacant lot (I took a tiny area next to my house last year to make a garden .I tried to buy it but never got a call back. I am the only one taking care of it anyhow.) A few months ago my brother and I spent a whole day wacking brush and clearing tiny trees (mostly maples) I am fierce with clippers. The next day I looked at it and had a big smile on my face. It looked like a pretty little park!There had been an enormous patch of bittersweet and I spent a long time getting those roots out. Because my house was built LITERALLY on the property line, I have to keep the lot clean to make my yard look acceptable. That was 100 years ago and they didn't have to deal with zoning or permits. A big plus is that no one can build there because the house had to be razed after an oil delivery missed the fuel pipe! 250 gallons went on the ground. Trees across the street died! They came and checked my cellar two times for leakage. I figure is if I don't have to pay taxes for it and can still grow plants, I win!! Sneaky, huh? That side of my house is where my berry patch is now. Black, red, and gold raspberries are doing great. They are nestled by the stockade fence so they get protection from wind. Well, diggers, I guess that's ta-ta for now.