Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter

The morning cleared off and left us with a beautiful sunny day, perfect for garden work. We cleared the beds, did a little weeding and harvested what was left of the potatoes and some squash. And our bumper crop of celery.

Then out came the wheelbarrow, and we covered the bare earth with straw. This will help suppress the weeds in the coming months. When spring arrives we’ll rake it off, fluff up the soil and start all over again!

Of course everything isn’t ready to go to sleep quite yet. Our peas decided to give us another round, and many of the annual flowers are still blooming. We will keep the beets and the leeks – hoping for seeds next spring.

Next is a little bit of fall rose pruning and relocating the compost bin. Check back later to see what’s going on in our garden.

Sunny days in the garden

Roses, Feverfew, and Hollyhocks bloomed brightly in the garden this year. We had many visitors come and go.