One more precious, beautiful day! One more day to tackle yard jobs that need to get done.
I started by washing all of the glass flowers I had picked up earlier and put on the work bench in the garage. Now they are ready to be stored in the attic.
Then we moved outside to deal with the real flowers. It's time to dig the dahlias.
This area has tulips in the spring followed by dahlias in summer.
The tulips are already planted in gallon nursery pots.
Pop out the dahlias, pop in the tulips. Princess Irene tulips come first.
Then the Ad Rem, Negrita and Pink Emperator.
Hopefully the show will match last years.
Tom switched back to spading garden boxes and I mowed the lawn. All is looking tidy... for now.
All of this before lunch! After lunch we took the lawn mower over and mowed Jill's lawn.
Then it was time for my walk. Tom was determined to make hay while the sun shines and got another garden box done while I was walking.
He adds compost, then spades under the compost and green debris. Then he lays down landscape cloth and wire fencing. The landscape cloth keeps the soil from compacting in the winter rain and keeps seeds from sprouting. The wire keeps it all in place.
These beds are ready for winter.
We expect a weather change tomorrow. Maybe we'll rest a bit.