My children consumed by the annual massive leaf fall last year.
Starting up bees has inspired me to clean up the unused, non-yard bits and plant bee friendly plants.
White Dead Nettle (Lamium Album)
Provence Lavender(Lavendula Intermedia)
Sunflowers, giant and not so giant in the raised bed
Heather and Heath
Seed beds containing Creeping Thyme, Catnip, and Echinacea
Also in containers on the porch are Cobweb Thistle (Cirsium), Calendula, Western Columbine (Aquilegia Formosa), Dune Aster, and some Rosemary. I have more seeds that will go out later as the summer progresses.
I put out 2 different types of flowering cherry trees and have some cherry bushes on order. There are a couple of Black Pussy Willows freshly planted. Needing to be rooted is a whole bunch of pussy willow branches that are sitting in a bucket of water.
Most of the tilled soil visible around the garden boxes has been sown with Crimson Clover. I will till up some more of the yard and seed it with Sweet Yellow and White Dutch clover in the next couple of weeks.
Speaking of summer, it was in the 80s (F) today. Thought it was July there for a second. It will probably snow before the month is out.
With another couple of weeks until the first package of bees arrive I will have to be content watching the local bees.