The Glory Has Departed


Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Autumn Tepees - Maple Leaves Create Snuggle Blankets for Plants

Autumn Leaves, by Norma Boeckler
We are experiencing light frosts at night and sunny days - 60 degrees - during the daytime.

We have piled the autumn leaves into a tepee under the crepe myrtle bush and under the maple tree, for that rose garden.

Leaves are fairly dense on the main rose garden, but that will get more donations if all goes well. We need a little more raking and some donations from neighbors. Leaves fell very late this year, followed by exceptionally heavy rain. I had about 8 inches in the garbage pails sitting out in the open.

The maple leaves interlock and form an unmoving snuggle blanket for the plants. Snow and rain contribute to the rotting process and keep the soil warmer.

I am hoping the tender bulbs will survive the winter, snuggled beneath the blanket.