“November is usually such a disagreeable month...as if the year had suddenly found out that she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it. This year is growing old gracefully... just like a stately old lady who knows she can be charming even with gray hair and wrinkles. We've had lovely days and delicious twilights.”
~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
This November has actually been a beautiful one this year, with long spurts of warm, sunshine-filled days in between frosts. Because of this I've met a milestone - it's the first year that I've gotten all of my spring bulbs in the ground before Thanksgiving. Since I usually still have bulbs laying around by Christmas, this is quite monumental for me.
Guilty confession: I still have some of last year's bulbs sitting in my basement fridge. My plan was to pot them up and force them. Now they should probably be classified as a science experiment: will they come up when I finally pot them up or won't they?
Talking about me and procrastinating, I had also meant to post some of these flower pictures last week during the monthly Garden Blogger's Bloom Day that so many garden bloggers participate in...
The bees and other pollinators were soaking up the nice weather, too, swarming over any blooms that have withstood the sporadic light frosts.
But the warm spells had to end eventually as winter marches inevitably closer. The past few days have seen chillier weather, and light frosts have given way to heavy ones.
But I guess there is a silver lining to the end of the warm spells and gardening outside...
Maybe I'll finally get around to potting up those bulbs waiting in my refrigerator.
Happy gardening as always,
and for everyone here in the U.S., I wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!