The front garden has a large area where I grow Russian Sage. More accurately, where I try to contain Russian Sage. It is a very durable plant that can spread with very deep roots. Those deep roots are great for helping it survive during dry spells. Each spring, I dig some of it up to keep it under control. I leave the stalks through the winter to add some interest to the garden and capture snow.
Well, Saturday it was time for the Russian Sage to be cut down. Here are the weapons.
I started by the house.
Basically, I bend the plants plants over, snip near the ground and then chop up the stems leaving them to "return to the earth."
All down. Just a little chopping left to do.
Perfect, ready for a new year of growth.
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