If it got in to the mid 50's today the snow didn't notice. There was little meltage. Two more piles of rubbish were made to disappear though.
Cold, wet rubbish takes forever to burn. It was an all day task and I had to constantly feed the fire. Those two smaller brown spots in the snow on the left and upper center left are former rubbish piles. Now they are gone and out of the way in the garden to be.
With that giant pile gone there is a much better view of the cozy cabin and the garden to be from this angle. Just imagine low mounding sweeps of texture and color, at least during the season of vegetation. This sunny center section will be devoted primarily to herbaceous perennials. Any evergreen shrubberies will have to be groundcovers. So far I have a couple of 'Blue Star' junipers and a nice section of Cotoneaster dammeri 'Streib's Findling'. I'll need to look for some different types of evergreen groundcover shrubberies for a bit more winter interest. No vines. Don't want to mess with vines.
There is quite a bit of undulation in the garden to be. I'll have to work with that, hopefully to best advantage.
Two more rubbish piles to go.
Two more piles for now at least. The forest is not shy at all about generating abundant quantities of rubbish.