Stowing all the miscellaneous pots in the "storage ditch" seems to be an annual pursuit. There are always a lot of strays that need to be overwintered below grade.
Grace and Jodi were very faithful "helpers" during the whole procedure.
The ditch needs to be cleaned out a bit each fall.
The soil/compost blend is either used to repair a spot or two or sifted back in around the pots. Bill used some today to fill in a few of the tracks made last week by the small excavator installing the new power pole.
We were also heartened to find the lovely seed pod on our Magnolia tripetala had finally started to burst, indicating some degree of ripeness.
I picked the pod in case critters might take a fancy to it. The seeds have an interesting little attachment to the pod.
Our walk about saw lots of rather interesting colours today. Our Enkianthus have chosen to turn a beautiful golden colour this year, rather than the red they sometimes do.
This Japanese Maple goes through a number of red shades as the year progresses.
Even the green of the Hellebores is nice in contrast to the fading gold of the hostas nearby.
There are still lots of golden leaves attached. Some beech trees, no doubt.
There are lots of fall crocus still popping up. they look quite perky on a sunny day.