I have weeded along the back behind the garage from the irises and germander to the end of the old sidewalk where it becomes the bark woodland path. I have dug out the big leafed plant that was in the front and crowding out the Trilliums. I have left this plant to grow at the back of the border beside a torch lily clump. I have the new buddleia/butterfly bush planted in front of this clump. I hope the thin leaves of the torch lily and the fat leaves of the other plant make a nice backdrop for the butterfly bush. There are Saskatoon berry trees behind the tub garden, and then the irises, and germander. There are a few cedars and a yew behind these two plants. After I had the weeds taken out I put down about 6 bags of the good woodland compost I had liberated from the clean up of the Virginia creeper and St. John's worte in the spring. The dry twig from this same operation in the Spring is making a very nice springy covering on the wood land path. It should keep the path from being muddy in winter.
It is dark by 7:00 now. We had about an inch of rain last week, some high winds and cooler temperatures. It is good gardening weather. I have quite a few jars of soup made and frozen. This should free up some of my time to get outside.
Of course there is always computer and camera stuff to play with, too.
Last nite I was watching some depressing videos about the deepening of the depression. The people living in the tent cities are really very sad and in dire circumstances, now. There was talk of revising the whole global monetary system going back to a base of gold for all currency. It was estimated that the US dollar would hold less than half of its present value. The Chinese and the Oil barons are not much interested in financing the US wars any longer. Of course, our dollar seems to be tied to the US buck and will probably slide down the slippery slope as well. Although, our debt is no where near the proportions of the US. Its all pretty scary. Makes me want to buy a piece of land where I could raise some livestock and poultry... that will never happen, though.