I checked last year's posts this time of year and saw that we had a freeze on 10/11.
There is freeze predicted this weekend so I thought I'd get at the annuals a little sooner than last year.
I pulled all the Cut'n'come and Zahara zins as they were really looking the worse for wear as we've had nights in the high 30s and they weren't pretty or attracting bees so out they came.
Considering the freeze will make mush of the marigolds, I pulled out all the plants in the Sargeant crabapple bed. Good grief for DWARF French marigolds, some were over 3 feet tall!
I added them to the cut pile.
I'm worried I won't have enough chopped leaves this year.
Both of my green ash and the blue ash are dying (most around here are due to Emerald Ash borer). My neighbors gigantic green ash is also dying.
These trees have been steadily dropping their leaves all year so there will not be a lot to collect this fall. Aside from the expense that will be involved to eventually remove them, the loss of leaf harvest for the beds is distressing.
Meanwhile, I've been surprisingly busy in the arbor bed. Check out the recent posts on the FLOWER PAGE.