Last Hibiscus

Brought the hibiscus in before the poor thing freezes. May have to keep it dormant in the garage as there's limited space to let it live out the winter in light and warmth. This was the last of the summer blooms.

How About Those Leafs!

I'm serious about compost. At the rear corner is the start of this fall's compost pile. In the middle are almost a hundred bags of leaves. By late spring, they will have partially broken down, making wonderful mulch. Front pile is last year's compost production. I do not turn the piles -- what's the rush? The garden clipping pile is finished in a year and the leaves only pile is ready after six months (leaves must be moist).