So far this November has been warm and some what dry. I enjoy looking at the garden this time of year stripped down to its bones. The lushness of summer hides many flaws. The oakleaf hydrangea is one of the last shrubs to change color and the leaves were especially beautiful encased in an early morning frost. This time of year the less glamorous, but still important work takes place in the garden such as putting pots away, screening compost, pruning trees etc. I will be cleaning leaves out of the beds until snow falls, but overall the garden is in good shape going into winter.
I am a garden designer and plant collector living in upstate New York with my wife Kathy. Last year we gave up a twenty year garden and moved to be close to our Grandson. We are starting a new adventure and new gardens. My specialty is shade plants.