Posts Tagged ‘leaves’

Many of our home gardens are getting a spring cleanup; raking leaves, cutting back perennials and putting down mulch. Working in the Winterthur garden has made me look differently about my approach to this yearly task. Our early bulb displays necessitate a fall cleanup where we shred the fallen leaves and perennials in place to […]

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This year I have really focused on putting my garden to bed efficiently. Despite the rain I have taken advantage of every break in the weather to run out and mow, cut back plants, and turn over beds. I can honestly say that I have not raked a single leaf this year, and my garden […]

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“… a mature, healthy tree can have 200,000 leaves. During 60 years of life, such a tree would grow and shed 3,600 pounds of leaves, returning about 70% of their nutrients to the soil.” Wisconsin County Forests webpage   Think about how many millions of leaves will be gathered here at Winterthur and in the […]

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