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Autumn Leaves

Updated: Dec 8, 2019

The fall of 2019 has been very strange. The warm weather kept us busy in the gardens and the trees showed no inclination to drop their leaves in the usual time frame.

Eventually most of the leaves ended up under the early falls of snow. A few days of warm weather got rid of that snow. It was time to send out a call to the Green Thumbers. Out with the wheelbarrows and the many rakes! The volunteers started raking in the early afternoon. It wasn’t long before it was easy to see where they had been at work.

There was soon a trail of jackets and sweaters abandoned as the work crew moved through the gardens. Previously, in the Surprise Garden we had wrapped the potted cedars in bird netting to discourage the deer from nibbling. Not sure if it is really doing its job or not…

With twelve enthusiastic people raking it was possible to have all the leaves raked up and taken off to various sheet composting sites and still have enough light left to plan another activity in the garden.

The crew was somewhat mystified but moved over to where the latest addition to the garden, a large rock, was sitting. Bill had a length of rope and lots of instructions!

Bill announced that the new rock wasn’t in quite the right spot and he wanted it moved, just a little to the west. A willing team took on the task!

It’s truly amazing what positive energy and team work can accomplish. Thanks, everyone.


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