Tuesday, November 1, 2011

deconstructing the garden

deconstructingpresent participle of de·con·struct (Verb)
  1. Analyze 
  2. Dismantle

Shorter days, cooler nights, and the patchwork of fall-colored canopies frame life this time of year. Taking out warm coats and scarves, bringing in the last tomatoes and peppers; it is time to deconstruct the garden once more.

Cutting back perennials and extracting summer vegetables make room for mums and pansies which brighten the beds and endeavor to pay tribute to the finest of fall gardens, Dumbarton Oaks. All senses now perceiving fall.

Falling leaves and garden debris join forces in the compost pile. Black gold divided among the beds, and daffodils for planting; all the while planning next year’s venture. Enjoying the moment and aspiring for the future.

1 comment:

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