I spent the morning on leaf duty again, raking and using the leaf vac to clear off the back patio and perennial beds. I’m already looking forward to harvesting all the leaf compost I’m sure to have come spring, but it’s hard to believe the holiday season is just around the corner.
I have always been a big magazine reader, especially those related to gardening. Although my preferred magazines have changed over the years, for the past 20 I have subscribed to at least three different ones at any given time.
I’m crazy about azaleas and rhododendrons, so I’m particularly appreciative of the Rapallo municipal gardening department this time of year. They’ve scattered huge potted azalea and rhododendron plants throughout the city center this week.