The Fall Task List

I have been thinking of all the things I would like to do this fall.  Planting bulbs, garlic, wildflower seeds for next season, preparing beds for next year.  Maybe planting cover crops in the raised beds too.  Lots of ideas and designs swirling around in my head.  Surveying the yard, both front and back, and wishing I could snap my fingers and a new hedgerow was planted and looks as though it’s been there for a several years.

The inside of the house needs work such as paint.  Rain barrels need to be spray painted so I can work on designs this winter.  Many, many tasks to think about, decide which to work on and those that can wait.  How does one get it done?  Even with hired help from time to time, there’s always more to do.

I envision an explosion of color next spring with tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, grape hyacinth, Japanese iris and crocuses as they bloom for the first time on this property.  So far, I have about 400 bulbs to plant and am hoping to plant another 600 more.

The hedgerow design keeps working its way back to the top of the list, too.  There is about 160 feet along one side of the back yard that needs the hedgerow and 65 feet along another side.  This will take some careful planning and the right mix of shrubs and trees, both evergreen and deciduous, that will merge beautifully.  I lie awake in the early morning thinking about this most days.

Ideas, ideas, ideas.  Swirling around constantly in this head of mine.  Time to figure out which are important and which are not.  For one must have time for family and friends and for personal reflection.




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