Sunday, November 04, 2007

It's that time...

We are scurrying like little mice, facing the fact that winter is around the corner. Yesterday, we spent the afternoon cleaning up pots on the deck, pulling out the annuals, dumping the soil in bags for storage, and combining the plants that need to come in to winter over. I want to moan and groan that winter is on the way, but truly, how lucky am I that I live in NE Ohio, and still had blooming plants outside the first week of November? That won't last long, though - yesterday, the weather gal said that we might see snow flurries on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Our downstairs family room looks like a jungle - two large brugmansias, a jasmine, several tropical houseplants that we put out during the summer, two hibiscus, and four geranium plants.

Today, we will cut back all the ornamental grasses on the "berm," and pull in the fountain from the pond (brrr!). If time permits, we'll also cut back the hostas and black-eyed Susans. Yesterday, I was able to do the peonies and the blue hydrangea. Guess it's time to get busy!


Kai said...

I pulled the dead leaves off the ivy yesterday. I'm ready for our 'winter'. Sigh.

clevelandgirlie said...

this is a beautiful picture with the orange foreground and greyish brown in the background. Wonderful photography.