Fall clean up? We are garden fairies! We don't believe in fall clean in the garden!
Oh, sure, we do some gathering of stuff. We like to collect the last of the rose petals to make an assortment of garden fairy things. We like to scrounge up pretty leaves, too.
But one of our absolute favorite things to do is go around to all the self-sowing flowers that are in the garden and collect as many seeds as we can. Then, later, after Carol finally cuts those flowers back and thinks she won't have little seedlings popping up all over the garden in the spring, we sneak back out with our seeds and sow them all over.
We look for the oddest places to sow them, too, places where she won't even see them until they are in bloom, or places where she will have trouble getting to them to pull them out.
Sometimes we put them in places where we think it would be nice to have those flowers, and Carol lets them grow on there. We like those plants the best as it affirms that we garden fairies do know a thing or two about gardening! We are wise ones.
Anyway, if Carol is going to do any garden clean up or finish planting all those bulbs - we hear she ordered a lot of bulbs this year - she'd better get out here. It isn't getting any warmer! Winter's coming!
Winter's coming? What? We garden fairies need to get moving, too, so we'll end this post now and go out and work in the garden today, or tomorrow, or ...
What are we thinking, we are garden fairies! We don't do work if we can help it.
Chief garden fairy blogger at May Dreams Gardens