It is clearly autumn around here now....and time to think and dream about spring.
I put on a Spring Bonnet...thought hard....
...and bought some 300+ bulbs for our garden!
NOW is the time to plant bulbs, according to those in the know in SLC.
Sept 27 to be exact...but we decided a Saturday work day was better than a Sunday workday so the bulbs got planted on Sept. 26th instead.
A planting auger to fit on a hand held drill! Talk about bliss! A pull of the old trigger finger, and SZsssszzzzszzzzz....the needed hole was dug in less than a minute.
Daffodils, narcissus and tulips bulbs were dropped in the holes and then the dirt was just raked back over the holes and stomped down.
I also cleared along the fence below the grapevines and planted two sacks of wildflower seeds.
Tiggie snoopervised for awhile, then headed back inside. Later Bernie went in, and found Missy the neighbor's cat sitting inside, on the laundry room window, with Hart staring up at her wide eyed.
Tiggie came by with tuffs out on his back. Tuffs of orange fur and Missy fur covered the downstairs carpet.
It must have been on heck of a brawl!
Tiggie just does not take kindly to four footed visitors in his realm.
(You can learn more about the on-going relations between Missy and Tiggie here.)
The temperatures are supposed to drop dramatically on Wednesday...and this and other tender bonsai will need to be brought inside to avoid frost.
This one is more than welcomed inside...in fact I consider it to be a real treat.
Just about the time we were knackered from general yard clean up, the newlyweds pulled up.
They hung out for a bit, then we all headed out for Indian food. Good thing too...I was simply too pooped to cook...and Rachel was mostly dead from a ten mile pre-half marathon conditioning run.
Sometimes eating out is an especially good idea!