Ramblings and writings of a Central New York flower gardener.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Leaves, leaves, and more leaves
The leaves are down, raked, shredded, and spread around some plants and heaped on the compost pile. Who remembers jumping into huge piles of leaves as kids? We had 2 large maple trees in our yard and an older lady, 2 houses down, also had 2 large trees. We'd rake all our leaves into a pile and then rake her leaves and somehow get them up to our house. I don't remember how we accomplished that. Do kids today realize how much fun a pile of leaves is? We'd spend days playing in them. I also don't remember how the pile was ever removed from the front yard or where it was removed to. Every year, I wish for a child to be around so I would have an excuse to jump in a pile of leaves and not look like I've lost my mind! Just the smell of takes me back to those childhood days.
Leaves surrounding and covering my alyssum.
Someplace in here, look real hard - you'll see some impatiens peeking through.
Mums and alyssum surrounded by leaves.
Lavender blooming a 2nd time and mums. I love the purple, gold, and orange together.