The start of the fall yard clean ups
Oct 2

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Nights are getting colder. The dracaena palm and the two small Hawaiian ti plants have been outside on the front deck all summer. The lemon tree at the front has been on the back deck in a sunnier spot. None of them would do well with frost.

They will spend the winter in the basement bathroom shower that we never use. Mylar space blankets reflect light from all sides.

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This potted azalea might survive outside, but we've been bringing it in for several years now. It winters in the corner of the dining room.

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This spider plant moves between the front of the house and Allan's workshop! There is no other place for it inside.

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These two cactuses spent their summer outside by the back patio. Now they hang near Sheila's sewing machine.

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This large "Easter" cactus won't bloom if left all year in its spot in the corner of the weaving studio. This year it bloomed outside in July!

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Until a couple of weeks ago this table was covered with amaryllis plants. Those have now been taken out of their pots and the bulbs put in a cool place. They will be repotted later for blossoms during the winter.

In the mean time, their place has been taken over by an assortment by zygo cactuses and "real" cactuses that were outside for the summer. The Christmas cactuses are already forming buds and will move to the living room when they bloom.

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This is almost the last of the tomatoes. There are still some green ones on the plants, but nothing is getting ripe outside any more.

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Another fall job was to remove a duplicate hosta that matched the one at the top of this picture, and replace it with a different one that was in a spot where it was too crowded.

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The duplicate went to the flower bed in the back yard, where it was quickly covered in maple leaves.

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Some of one of the hosta was planted on the slope beside the garage. This hill is a rock pile with a small amount of soil on the top! Have to wonder if we haven't doomed it to a slow death.

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