Putting your plant beds to 'bed'

So, go forth and rake ye your leaves, but spend some time on your beds too. Sometimes Fall is boring, but Spring is never boring, so gather your acorns when you can and have some fun doing it!

My thanks to Mariann, who is the Estate Manager over at my Old Farmstead. She has done wonders with the grounds in a very short time. When you are there looking at all those unique pottery items, cross over the red brick road to the south of the pond. Look for the greenhouses and stop in for a quick chit-chat. Maraiann is available for private consultations on other estates in The Finger Lakes Region. I found her 'hands-on-knowledgeable' which comes from performing any and all of the horticultural tasks on the property side by side with her fellow workers.

She truly "Talks the talk & Walks the walk!"

Scott Drahos grew up on his family's farm in Aurora, which is now the site of McKenzie Childs Pottery. A retired army reservist and registered landscape architect, he has relocated back to CNY and now resides in Skaneateles. Reach him at psdra@hotmail.com or he is often hangin' at the Creekside.

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