Saturday, October 03, 2009


As garden cleanup continues and I dream about spring and next year’s garden.

Last week I cut the old iris leaves and dead foliage. It’s what I do at the beginning of October.

This week I covered the bed with a light layer of compost. It will be a tidier bed for the winter and I won’t have to worry about clean-up in spring or rotting foliage over the winter. The new leaves are beginning to grow.

I look forward to next May and the big display of yellow iris.

Most gardeners I know have this wonderful obsession. We dream and plan and look forward to another gardening season. Next year’s garden is always the best.


Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Marie! You are so good preparing your garden for winter and spring! We are surrounded by fir trees, so we don't feel autumn yet, and I can be late with my pre-winter works. Thanks for reminding me that winter is close!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

So true, Marie. We gardeners are always looking ahead to next season--hope springs eternal!

Marie said...

The first frost here is usually around October 15. I try to get as much cleanup done in the fall as I can because spring is always so busy. But I try to take time enjoy the glorious weather and reminisce about gardens past and plan for the future. It is a pleasant time in the garden for me.

Marie said...

We gardeners are truly optimists, don't you think? :-)