The growing season is really over

kms4meNovember 9, 2010

Most of the vegetation has been cut back, with the exception of those laden with seeds for the birds, or those with particular winter interest. I have started putting pot shards over the cactus and lewisias to prevent winter wet, wrapped about half of the Japanese maples, mulched the cyclamen, cleaned up the vegetable gardens. The days are much shorter, with daylight Savings Time, the sun is setting well before 5 p.m.

All the signs are there, but what really indicates to me that winter is imminent and growing is done(other than seeds, thank you for seeds!) is that, single, sad, unavoidable fact: I washed dishes, dried my hands, and alas! my last callus is gone, the one on my left hand, the "load-bearing" callus on my ring finger, the one that bears the weight of the shovel or the fork or the rake...

It truly is about to be winter.


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bigred(z8 Ark.)

Ok,since your done there....come finish up mine...*G*


    Bookmark   November 11, 2010 at 6:32AM
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LOL Mine needs finished up too hehe.
Yep its over. the hard work atleast. nows the time to work on the garden notebook n dream about next year..
wont be long till we can start wintersowing :)

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 2:16PM
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mikey-gardener(6a,6b, kcmo)

Hey I found that when the growing season is over is when the work really begins. All the work to get ready for next year and all the strange possiblitys. This time of the year I really enjoy, ALL THE FRESH AIR, COOL WEATHER, AND LORD HELP ALL THE SORE MUSCLES ouch.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2010 at 7:59PM
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ok Yep its really over, I cant see my yard from all the snow! so...when dose it begin again????? LOL I WANT SPRING!! I wanna see green again! I wanna see all my new daffs bloom! I want all the birds back,I want warm weather LOL.
Mickey Ill take sore muscles over freezin muscles right now. wait I have sore freezin muscles from shoulving my drive way. ;(
I have started wintersowing, n worked alil on my notebook.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 10:17PM
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