Wednesday, November 3, 2010

not so big, not so blue

I can be in denial no longer, cold weather is coming. Someplace in the great white north (that’s Minnesota, my Canadian friends) winter is getting ready to pounce.

Our hostas are a hard frost away from mush. Soon the only thing standing will be grasses and ligularia stalks. About the only gardening left is leaf mowing and shredding. We try to wait till most of the leaves have fallen. It normally is a race with the first snow. If the snow arrives before we get to the leaves, our yard work changes to raking soggy leaves into the compost pile.

6 comments:

debsgarden said...

Snow! Coming soon? I can only dream about that, but I hope you get all your raking done and are bundled up in your home with warm cocoa, or another favorite drink, and a nice warm fire when your first snow arrives.

Carol said...

Well that was a hard hit! She is only sleeping below. Do you get lots of babies from yours. I seem to get so many. ;>)

Kyna said...

The weathermen here think we're going to have a really cold Novermber and December, which is unusual. Usually we don't get reallly cold until January.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Well it looks like big Blue is almost a goner. Watch out for those snow flurries this weekend. Bah Humbug!

Is the Wiz said...

Bye-bye blue, see you next year x

Chris said...

It's hard to see them go! But they'll be back to warm your hearts in the spring. Meanwhile, keep yourselves warm and snug and enjoy a good garden book!