But roses are still blooming, weighted down by the heavy rain we've had the last few days.
The green house is filling up with cuttings and tender plants.
We have begun the big job of fall cleanup. One of the raised beds has rotted out and Tom is replacing the board. As we work through the yard, we dump bins of trimmings on the raised beds, which Tom will turn under to supply compost which rots down over the winter.
We planted tulip bulbs in nursery cans yesterday. They will be sunk into the ground around the yard. Here tulips have to be treated as an annual, since the bulbs don't do well. We pop them out after they bloom in the spring and fill the spots with something else.
The full moon maple in the front yard is now beginning to turn. It is wonderful to look down on it from the upstairs bedroom window.
We will be heading for Whidbey Island Monday for a few days. We have a garden to winterize there too.