In Cleveland we pile out clippings at the curb and a big claw truck from the city picks them up. I hope that they go to compost, but I really don't know. In our other places, we piled branches in the far back of the yard as shelter for the critters but here the far back is not that far from the house and we use it for the dogs. We try to compost what we can and hope for the best. This pile is larger now because it contains the clippings from my morning's trimmings. In fact, it is about twice as large.
The hydrangeas on the side of the house bloomed blue then turned green and are now lilac. Another variety bloomed white and turned bright green. How many gifts in one shrub!!
How is your fall garden? I am trying to divide my time between studio, yard and house as well as class at church and our next series of art classes begins at the end of Sept. I want to have something to show in each area by then. don't place your bets just yet.