Saturday, November 22, 2014

In the Spring there is a flower. . .

As Buffalo, New York digs out from 7' (seven feet) of snow and prepares for rain and flooding, I have been preparing Next Year, the garden for spring 2015.

There have been leaves to rake.

Spirea which was long past due on a good hard pruning.

Our vegetable garden is due for a double dig and addition of compost.

Perennials to deadhead.

and bulbs to be planted.

One way I try to work off some of the Thanksgiving calories is fall gardening.  I'm sure I consume many more calories than I burn.  One of my favorite gardening activities is planting spring bulbs.  Grandmother Bessie would say "they won't bloom in the package."  I sure hope my gardening legs hold out for all the bulbs I have purchased which need to be planted.


  1. You do have a lot of gardening in your plans. Fall is a busy time for the gardener.

  2. I don't envy you the work but in the Spring it will be so pretty!

  3. Good for you! I love those spring flowers. We need to plant some bulbs, but we never do. The deer eat them too, which is sad.

  4. You are going to have a HAPPY spring.

  5. Grandma Bessie was so wise. Last year we didn't get the bulbs in so this summer we had to throw them out. This fall, we got some in!

  6. Just wait until the spring when you'll be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You'll be so happy you took the time to get them in the ground.

  7. Happy Autumn gardening. I hope you reap the rewards in Spring.