Fall projects and assessments
It's Fall around the spread and I haven't done much Fall-type stuff yet because the weather's been too bad, too nice (and hence have better things to do), or we've been away. Or just dealing with a basement flooding problem (fixed now).
|The squirrels have had their way with the checkerboard area. |
Anyone have any good squirrel recipes?
plants. I can't imagine they would be.
|About half these houseplants have been dragged into the house for the season. |
The rest have to come in. It's now the season for fallen leaves INSIDE the house
(and scratched hardwood floors, leaking planters, spiders, and a sore back).
One thing I had done today was to add a hose bib to the area of the basement where I keep my plants over the winter. I have a dedicated table and plant light on a timer. But I'm really bad at watering because I have to lug water down there from upstairs. I'm not good at that–the number of dead plants is proportional to the distance the plants are from the source of water in my house. Now I can water with reckless abandon. I may even try to keep clippings of all my coleus, now that I have an area that can handle a whole bunch of small pots. The upstairs is pretty much full of plants with no room for rooting, planting plugs, or planting from seed.
|This was the harvest from my diamond-shaped pear tree espalier this year. There were four originally. Squirrels got the other two before I did. So if you have squirrel recipes that incorporate pears, I'd be doubly happy.|
|This winter's project - what to do with the garage door. It's too large a blank canvas for me NOT to do something with/on it. I will cogitate on this all winter. Please feel free to give me some ideas - and the budget to accomplish them...|