Yesterday we had a perfect and gorgeous fall day. It climbed to 70 degrees and there was a full day of sunshine! We've had a lot of rain lately- in fact 6" to be exact last week.
I had my Tulips and Narcissus to get planted so I set out to make that my main focus for the day!
First up is a picture from last week overlooking our garage. The color was at peak!
This was yesterday.
I love the drama of these tall trees...it's my nature's cathedral.
I had 70 bulbs to plant. Since I have landscape mulch, I rake it off to the side and dig my hole...I put that dirt in the bucket so I can neatly pour it back on and then rake the mulch back over.
These will be the new faces!
I dug 7 holes and 10 bulbs went in each spot. They all got a dose of fertilizer and now I can't wait to see them next spring!
My 2nd focus was to remove the annuals from their pots. These coleus were definitely done!
My favorite garden cart was filled a couple of times...notice the black gloves! I sure got messy yesterday!
The Japanese Maple was gorgeous and from the backside even prettier! I only used my iPhone for my pictures since I was in the dirt and didn't want to risk getting my good camera polluted with sandy dirt.
The fountain has been turned off and the leaves have turned the water brown. It will be emptied, and cleaned out before winter.
I hated to remove these plants since they are still growing, but things change here quickly and I really need to get this winterizing going.
I pulled out all the Impatiens plants- they were definitely done growing. As you can see the hostas are yellowed out and ready for their sleep.
I looked up while working and noticed the neighbors tree so I had to take a shot of it.
The Geraniums are still blooming away. I didn't take these plants out- I didn't have the heart!
The Alyssum seems to be enjoying this cooler weather and blooming away quite nicely!
Just a shot from a different view point!
The hydrangeas are turning color too!
The Limelight Hydrangeas still blooming.
I emptied the plants from the large planters out front of the garage. The Sweet Potato vine had done a lot of growing underground!
This is really hard for me to do but I pulled all the plants out.
I'd rather be doing this in nice weather rather than wait until it's so cold I have to wear a coat and hat! November can be a real mixed bag of temperatures and precipitation!
I came back later and rinsed things down since I made a big mess! I'm going to dump all the potting soil in one area out back and reuse it next year.
I seemed obsessed with pictures of my garden cart yesterday! Perhaps it was just to remind myself of what I had done!
On my way out back to dump these I took yet another picture of my cart!
Early in the morning a few days back I captured this sunrise. I loved how the Hostas glowed in this shot!
Well that's a wrap...Thanks for coming by!