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October 29, 2011

Frost Has Finally Hit!

We've had a beautiful long fall season with great temperatures!
 A hazy sky...The sand dunes in the distance with
Lake Michigan barely showing at the top and
Crystal Lake showing in the foreground.

I have to prepare for winter now.  Time to
empty all the planters and get them stored
in the garage.  
I hate to see the season end.
All the lawn furniture will be tucked away 
in storage because we get so much snow. 

I am late on trimming back plants, but it's
been a nice long autumn and I chose
to enjoy it!
My hydrangeas were still blooming
and so was my grandiflora rose.  
It's all going to change rapidly now since
 we finally got our first frost.
Last weekend I planted 80 tulips bulbs, and
three lilac bushes.  We also planted 3 more
maple trees along our property lot line.
They seem small now but someday
we will thank ourselves for doing it!
A few weeks back I captured this scene on our driveway under the ash tree.
It always has beautiful golden yellow leaves- I just wish it would last longer!
In a few days it was all done!

I hope you have been enjoying your Autumn
and your gardens are ready for winter's nap!
I'm looking forward to seeing
my new tulips next spring and smelling the lilacs!




2 comments:

  1. I hope your planting pays off in the spring.

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  2. Our autumn has been a warm one....today it is snowing, huge and heavy wet flakes!! Mother Nature is playing a trick on us, I think! xo

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