Putting the Garden to Bed

There is no doubt about it…it’s fall.  Chilly mornings, clear bright sun, a little rain…a good season here in the Northwest…BUT, time to put the garden to bed.  We’ve been weeding, pruning, tossing stuff in the garden bin like crazy…


…though in one little corner the geraniums and begonias seem blissfully unaware…


Today, very early, came the three yards of compost which, thankfully, Bill will spread on the garden after he does some more weeding…it was fun though…

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and this year we’re trying the newspaper-under-the compost to keep the horrible yellow violet-ish weeds out of the herb garden…

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(It reminded R of the papier mache mountains he made for his Lionel train, back in the day…)

And by the time I got home from uke class…voila!

compost gone


Just enough time to move into my new studio space… studio before

and welcome my first visitor…

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  1. Nice post!


    Roger Hull Senior Faculty Curator, Hallie Ford Museum of Art Professor of Art History Emeritus Willamette University

    (503) 581-5710 – h (503) 569-2629 – c

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