Today we finished another big job. We got the tulip bulbs planted.
Last week I worked on clearing out the beds where the bulbs would be planted, while Tom worked on his raised garden beds. Then Tuesday we began getting the blubs into gallon nursery cans and then into the beds.
We used garden soil to fill the potsTom had to do much of the labor this year, as I am not so very mobile these days, but I did a little digging and I determined where everything should go.
We planted 150 bulbs in this bed, orange, pink and purple.
Others are planted here, and in several other places that we can see from the house.
Last week Tom got all of the raised beds cleared and most covered with ground cloth for the winter.
One day while he was doing that, I picked our small crop of apples and made applesauce.
We had some warm applesauce for dinner and the rest went into the freezer.
For his final act today, Tom covered his cloches with heavy plastic sheeting.
Tom will overwinter his bonsai here, as well as plants he digs out of the garden that he can't help but saving. I'm usually happy to have them, though, come spring, when I have holes in the garden to fill in.
Monday I made a very big pot of beef stew. We have been eating it all week so far. All I have to do is heat some up and make a salad. I am very happy to not have to start dinner from scratch when I am tried from working in the garden.
And gardening keeps my mind off of politics.