Yesterday morning was gloriously sunny here, with temperatures bordering on warm, meaning it was the absolute perfect day to get out into the garden and to finally put it to bed for the winter.  We’ve had such a warm fall here, it’s been next to impossible to even think about pulling out the annuals and planting bulbs.  But winter is going to come, and I’ve found it’s usually nicer to get this work done when it’s warmer rather than colder.

When I got out to the garden, this is what it looked like:

Three hours later, this is what I was left with:

Luckily, I had some help in the form of my sweet little girl, who was particularly interested in harvesting the last of our fruits and veggies.  We picked our prize watermelon that has been growing for quite some time, and about a million green cherry tomatoes that never had time to ripen on the vine.  I’m hoping to turn these into some picked tomatoes tomorrow if time permits . . .  She was also quite interested in helping me with all the bulbs . . . together we laid out and planted over 400 of them!  I can’t wait to see what spring will bring . . . if the animals get to our tulips, we’ll at least have some narcissi to usher in the warmer weather!

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The only thing I haven’t touched is my roses.  Because they are FILLED with blooms, and I just can’t bear to see them gone just yet.  I figure I need to wear gloves when I deal with them anyway, so I can leave this chore till it gets a bit cooler . . .

 

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I hope you all had a chance to get outside yesterday and enjoy the weather!  Happy fall!