There is always something to do in the garden, especially when the seasons change. And now that autumn is in full swing here in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, I recently spent some time harvesting the last of the green tomatoes, planting spring bulbs (crocus and muscari), potting a chrysanthemum, and cutting the last of the hydrangea blooms.
A myriad of leaves to be raked:
The shelf fungus is active again:
The birds, like this wren, are returning for their winter stay:
|(photo by Editor James Aōyama)|
The absolute last of the dahlias:
The hydrangea before the cutting:
And lastly, I love to 'bring the outdoors in' and so I made a little bowl of flowers for the kitchen table, and the vase of dried hydrangeas is a previous cutting from the same bush shown above:
Do you like to garden? Or maybe do you like to photograph flowers or other plants or animals in your local park or wildlife refuge? Tell me about it!