Sunday, November 13, 2005

Fall Cleanup

Saying goodbye to the colors of summer is always hard. If it wasn't for the new colors of Fall it would be much harder!
I fill this grey dumpster probably a hundred times over with so many spent colors in the garden ... that which sadly I won't see again until the spring and summer of next year comes!
But then I look around and, Oh, what lovely, reds, yellows, browns, oranges and burgundies of Fall there are!

19 Comments:

Anonymous Nikki-ann said...

Lovely colours! :)

From the name of your journal, "Daffodils and Dragons", I thought you might be Welsh at first (until I saw you're from Oregon). Daffodils are our national flower emblem and we have a dragon on our flag!

Anyways, take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Michelle sent me :)

6:18 AM  
Blogger Hasan Mubarak said...

Change is always good. You will enjoy those colors of spring more after you see them after a bit of gap.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Alexa Brett said...

What lovely pictures you have here! Everything in Colorado is turning a lovely shade of brown...at least we still have the beautiful sky...but I miss the green that you keep in Oregon.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Queen of Spain said...

That is the prettiest trash can I've ever seen.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Sam I Am said...

Faira,
Just a reminder to do your fall clean-up. For me, this means cleaning up any dead or dying fans on my rhizomes and checking for rot or soft spots.

Fall clean-up is good for several reasons. It can help with leaf spot throughout the year. (Leaf spot is a fungus that lives in the soil and is splashed up on the leaves when it rains.) It can winter over in debris left around your rhizomes, so clearing this is a good idea. This won't guarantee the absence of leaf spot, but IMHO...it definitely helps. Fall cleanup can also help curb borer activity. The moths that lay borer eggs do so in the debris surrounding the plant. The eggs then overwinter in the dead foliage and hatch in the Springtime. Don't forget, you shouldn't compost the debris because you can unknowingly spread pests and disease into other parts of your garden. Burning it or throwing it in the trash can is a better idea. You can also spot aphids in between loose fans and squash them before they have time to weaken your plant.I always like
helping my mum in the yard.How do you keep the your grass so green.
you need to send Sam I am some seeds.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Deana said...

Your site is so nice, lovely photos, and just a kind vibe.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Carmi said...

Hi Faira. When the snow covers the ground, we'll all be able to drop in and see your wonderful pictures and stories.

Thanks!

Visited from Michele's tonight. I really enjoyed this visit!

6:16 PM  
Blogger TR said...

Hi Faira! Being in the tropics we don't have the luxury of the 4 seasons but I must say I do like the colours of Fall ... so earthy.

Thanks for visiting my blog and Michelle sent me here too!

Trish R.
www.uber-mommy.net/blog

6:16 PM  
Blogger Amstaffie said...

Hi Faira! My mommie says you should come & visit her yard with your green thumb & special flower power! Although I must admit, she had some marigolds that went hay-wire & took over the world, well almost! My favorite flower that she planted was the portulacas. I think they're cute. But unfortunately, she forgets to water them.

~Woof!
Storm

6:38 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Hello Faira - Stopping by via Michele's. I love to garden too. I found this quote and put it on a post in my blog. It seemed appropriate for this post too.

Autumn is a second
spring when every
leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus
wisdomquotes

6:39 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I dont' think I've ever seen a prettier garbage can. And of course, that can has nothing on the other photos you've posted.

I'm here via Michele tonight, and I'm glad I made the trip.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Furkids In Hong Kong said...

Exactly as sandy says! That's the prettiest and best smelling garbage can in your neighbourhood no doubt!

Thanks for the pic.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Dak-Ind said...

i have to say it... its fall clean up time again? dang it, and i wanted to visit, too. i am so not coming over. its cold, and wet, and im sick, and i dont want to rake!! hehehe. actually, it always looks so nice that if i help for just an hour per year i claim to all who will listen to have helped with your garden :P

9:01 PM  
Blogger Peace said...

Hi Faira, thank for adding my link http://anythingpet.blogspot.com/ to your blog. It's so great to come here and see yr beautiful pictures. It simply makes my day (plus knowing you have put my link here!)Thanks a million!!!
How I wish Singapore can have as much beautiful flowers and plants as in yr place... i love yr picture of orange lily as well.

May be you will like to look at some of my new pictures at http://anthingblissful.blogspot.com/ and leave me some comments at my tag (jus added - help me to fill it up...hehe) I simply love flowers, cottages, cute animals so much...

Thanks and have a nice day!

8:41 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

The colors of every season....Wonderful, Wonderful!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me the great info on both of the photo software things! I probably won't get around to it immediatelym but I will definitely be looking into it...Much Much thanks, Faira.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Faira said...

nikki-ann, In America, one cannot assume anything!LOL!
I live in Oregon, yes.
My father's parents came from Ireland. My Mother's, parents came from England. My grandmother from England had a brother who loved Wales so much that he spent most of his life there even though Grandma made her life in America.
He never married and came to America to be with my Grandmother late in his life. He used to sing Celtic songs and tell me Celtic legends and stories. As a child I loved anything Celtic and as you saw by my choice of name for my Blog, I still do. My soul is Celtic! If I could live anywhere in the World it would be somewhere in Wales! But don't tell the Leprechauns!LOL!

5:40 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

I wish I could say the same here. It is now getting too cold. The colors are just about gone, except for brown. How I long for summer again. Oh well, in about 6 months it will be back. :)

10:16 AM  
Blogger Sam I Am said...

thank you for sharing about the flag. He has an AWESOME blog.
(steal this flag.)

12:33 PM  
Anonymous aidana said...

I can safely say... I've never seen a trashcan shot look so beautiful.

very artsy.

1:24 PM  

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