Fall Chore

red maple tree
Red maple turning red in the fall

Gather leaves.

It is a free and a local source that mirrors nature’s way of recycling.

Also improves texture and water retention in sandy soil.
Opens pores in heavy clay.

But don’t forget the spotted salamanders, they need leaf litter to survive.

Tulip Board

Like most gardeners, I have piles of gardening catalogs I keep as reference. Not the greatest way to organize information. Searching takes time and photos are not always correct.
Instead, I create boards. I find an accurate photo and pin it. If needed, I add a details in the comments.

Now I have a visual and written description I can access anytime.
Follow Joanne’s board Tulips on Pinterest.