Saturday, November 12, 2016

Autumn in Michigan

Three kinds of garlic cloves (Italian red, Polish soft-neck and Siberian) are planted finally and the dahlias are dug and packaged for winter storage in the garage. Last night the tomatoes got zapped by the cold so they are also cleaned up for winter. I love Juneberry trees in the spring, they grow in clumps and the white flowers are gorgeous. Individual 'trees' in the clump don't live long but new sprouts grow from the roots. Birchbark trees here have the same strategy. New saplings grow from the base and old ones die back. If you look at a clump carefully you can tell that some of them are quite old even though the individual trunks never get very large.

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