Before the snow…..

Happy Halloween. It snowed yesterday. Not just a few flakes , but real snow – about 3-4 inches worth. There are still leaves on many of the trees so its a surreal world out in the garden this morning. Luckily I spent a lot of time last week working outside, cutting back perennials, tidying up the veggie garden etc. There is still work to do. It is 19 degrees this morning, but the snow will melt and we will be back into the 50’s and 60’s in a few days. Meanwhile….

A week ago it looked like this
We had a frost though and protected the Brugmansia
I think it was worth it!
The blue morning glory finally bloomed
Dandelion
Still some color
I dug the dahlias – perennial mums and an Amsonia in the background
Maple leaves
a visitor
Bluebird in the birdbath
Another bluebird

And then……..

Cardinals on the feeders

Tonight we set back the clocks, tomorrow is November. There is still much to do before winter sets in for good.

One thought on “Before the snow…..

  1. Red maples are rad. We use the cultivars as street trees in the Santa Clara Valley, but they are of course, not native.
    Brugmansias are so sensitive to frost, even here. In the Los Angeles region, they get quite big, and need not protection.

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