Monday, August 31, 2009

High 61
Low 41

Brrrr...the weather here is going to be chilly tonight. That low is just 9 degrees above freezing.

Saturday it was cold, dark and rainy all day. We could not work outside, so we left for an overnighter further up north. As you can see the weather was no better. Look how dark and foggy it was at 10:00 a.m. on the Mackinac Bridge.

When we came home Sunday afternoon the weather was much nicer.

As you go through my backyard arbor, you enter this path in the woods. It's where we dump all the yard debris. I see DH has been dumping apples.

What I want to show you is how everything grows back here in the dark. All those lighter green plants are pieces of Sedum Autumn Joy that I threw here after I clipped them off one spring.

I could dig them out and move them into one of the gardens. I probably will do that this week.

A few years back I tossed some shovelfuls of snow-on-the-mountain (goutweed, (Aegopodium podagraria)) under this tree.

That was a big mistake -- look how it has spread. It looks kind of pretty back there, but before long it will take over the entire woods.

I am going to have to get rid of it this fall.

It just amazes how things I toss out, continue to grow, while some I tend to daily, struggle to survive.


  1. You guys must really have a short growing season. It's suppose to be a record low tonight of 48. Usually we are buring up in august. This has been the coolest yet!

  2. It has been an unusual summer but I've rather enjoyed the cool days to break up the heat of summer. Great picture of the Mackinac bridge, Zoey. And good luck with the goutweed!

  3. here in NYS autumn seems to have arrived! You are not alone! Like yourself, I am always at war with some intruder - usually the tiger lilies that want to infiltrate my hyperiums! Our back wood is one huge stand of them since everyone knows you just cannot destroy those tubers! Your gardening efforts are much appreciated!


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