Friday, October 8, 2010

Triumphs and Tragedies

Oh another Friday has passed.  How can that be.  The weeks are racing away quicker than ever bringing us to winter.  If you're new around these parts let me explain that Fridays for me are all about ending the work week and spending a wee bit of time walking around my garden.  Too often we let a whole season pass and then try and remember how things went.  I try to take stock each week about the goings on in my garden.  The good, the bad, and the weird (which coincidentally is an incredibly funny, action packed Korean western movie should you get the chance).  I try to post the things that went well and revel in my success but also remember the tragedies that inevitably come too.  There is much to be learned from both.

I have finally finished mulching all my newly planted trees and weeding of beds.  In my new zone 5 garden there is proper winter to be expected which requires more work to be done than I would normally undertake.  Everybody now has been safely tucked in for the winter.

Made it out on a walk last weekend while the sun was shining and fall is beginning to show it's true colours.  Literally.

Feral cats eat small animals.  It's an unfortunate fact of life.  Even more unfortunate is that by doing so they contract worms.  I'll say no more.


  1. I went through my photos and I didn't take any photos of the bugs that were in our basement. Hopefully they will freeze to death over the winter and we will be bug-free next summer on our return. If not I will definitely document them with my camera.
    We'll have to get a "bug-eating" critter!

  2. Jane, I will cross my fingers for you but if however you find they are still there I have several bug eating cats I can lend you :-))

  3. You're reminding me that I need to get on the ball with planting my japanese maple. Actually, we can plant trees through the winter here, I just choose not to. Chuck is my helper, and he gets a little whiny if I ask him to help when there's a 'cold' (and I use that term loosely) wind blowing lol.

  4. Kyna. Love love love japanese maples. Wish they were hardier here. We're able to have some varieties with plenty of protection but I hate coddling plants. I can relate to Chuck - I'm sitting at the computer instead of planting bulbs because of that cold wind. Just call me a fairweather gardener (of course I whine too when it's too hot)