My walnut tree out back, completely bare
With my fall crops in the ground, winter onions and garlic, the only real prepping was digging up my glads and dahlias. They are now safely drying a little in my mud room, waiting to be stored until next spring.
Gladiolus bulbs, and there isn't snow on the ground like last year
As I was wandering around, I was surprised how much is still growing, unaware how close the winter snows are.
Heliotrope, still going strong
Alyssum, tucked under the now removed dahlias
Tomatoes, still producing, right until the end
I drained the fountain, covered the BBQ and the fireplace and took in the patio umbrella. The back yard oasis looks pretty grim. Oh well, May is only six months away, sigh
Battening down for a long winter
This time of year always makes me feel a little blue. No more stepping out to the garden for fresh everything, wearing heavier clothes, searching for the gloves, hats and scarves packed away in the spring. But wait, Christmas is around the corner, ski season, Blueberry Tea to warm up on a cold winter night. Maybe things aren't so bad after all. Besides, April will be here before you know it, bringing daffodils, Spring Beauties, bloodroots and trilliums. The heralds of next year's gardening season.