I'm leaving October in the rear end mirror. Halloween turned out to be a non-event in my neighborhood once again, although Mother Nature graced us with a very pretty sunset.
|View looking southeast
Intent as I've been with what needs to be done in my garden, I almost missed the little bit of fall foliage currently present there.
|The larger of my 3 Japanese maples, Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku', was already past its prime when I noticed it had turned golden
I'll provide an update on current projects later but right now I'm focusing on what's on the horizon. There are already bulbs gearing up for spring.
|The Freesias (left) have been pushing up foliage for a month or more. Ipheion uniflorum and Scilla peruviana (right) are also well on their way.
And I've only just started planting the large number of bulbs I'd already accumulated (not to speak of those that are still on their way to me by mail).
|However, I did get 2 other Hippeastrum bulbs I'd already received potted up yesterday. Some of those yet to be delivered are intended as holiday gifts...
Meanwhile, the garden is producing other plants and flowers without any help from me.
So much to do, so little time! What's on your garden's horizon? Are you packing plants away to safeguard them from the worst that winter may bring, or are you scrambling to get new plants in the ground as you hope for rain as I'm doing? Yesterday, the forecast here held out a 56% chance of rain overnight but that projection has now nearly evaporated.
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