Yesterday I spent the afternoon in the garden. I usually don't get the garden cleanup done until spring arrives, as I'm normally too busy getting ready for our trip south. This year I'm determined to have most of the work done before the bad weather sets in, so I'd better hurry! I pulled all of the pole bean vines, and most of the morning glories off of the kennel garden, dug some lily bulbs for Ed, and trimmed the oregano of its flowers, as the bees are no longer interested. Annie rooted around in the soil and got her nose all dirty, so she had to have her face washed when she went inside. Both of the dogs spent most of their garden time barking at two strange dogs that were visiting next door.
Speaking of next door, my neighbor finally pulled the weeds that have been growing along the fence for the past two years! Of course, before she pulled them they all went to seed and filled my garden with weed seedlings. Anyway, she cleaned out that flower bed and planted......two rhododendrons! Those things get huge, so I can count on them eventually blocking the morning sun from my east garden. Between her walnut trees, sycamore trees, weeds and rhodies, I'm going to find gardening to be quite a challenge.
I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that I'll get at least a small pea harvest before it gets too cold.
The hollyhocks think it's spring!
It's definitely not spring though, it's only 44F outside, and a light rain is falling. It's a good day to stay inside and bake sandwich rolls to go with the barbecued pork simmering away in the crockpot. I had a damp towel over the rolls, and it stuck to the three buns at the end of the pan so they deflated when I removed the towel. I put them in the oven anyway. I have a feeling Mr. Granny will eat them, flat or not!