Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Spring or Fall?

Today I remembered that I needed to plant a few more bulbs --they've been languishing in a box while we welcomed three new kitties. Today, the 4th of November, was a balmy, sunny, day. I managed to get the rest of the tulips and grape hyacinths in the ground.
Then I walked down to where I'd planted some bulbs earlier, and found that the grape hyacinth are a bit confused about the season.
As is this groundcover, which normally blooms in late spring.
I am beginning to wonder if we're ever going to get a freeze. Usually by this time a freeze has created beautiful puddles of bright red and gold leaves at the base of the trees. No so this year --the leaves are coming down slowly with the winds.


  1. I find this warm weather kind of disorienting, and I guess some of the plants do, also. I've been delaying my leaf raking until more of the leaves come down.

  2. No, hyacinths, no. Go back into the ground.

    We've had gloriously warm weather here, which has made the marching band season (e.g. football season) easier to endure. I should be planting bulbs, too, but I have been way too busy.

  3. First of all: I found you! Hooray!
    "Puddles of bright red and gold leaves"- BEAUTIFUL imagery! My hellebore is also sadly confused, sending up a new, bright green stalk full of leaves- but no hyacinths. We had a cool front move through last night and I just got the last of my bulbs planted in time. I don't know why I procrastinate doing that until the very last viable day, but I do, every single year.

  4. I think this is the first year that I have not had confused plants. The weather here in the PacNW is behaving itself rather seasonably. Last night's wind stripped most of the remaining leaves from the trees and the puddles, ponds, and lakes of leaves now look like the lines of dried seaweed on the shoreline.