Sunday, November 10, 2013

Saturday's Chores

For early November, Saturday turned out be a pretty nice day.
Any day that is not cold and rainy in November qualifies as a nice day!

As you can see, Solomon enjoyed some Outside Time.

As did his sister, Parvati.

As for me, I decide to start with my least favorite garden task: 
Emptying and cleaning my disused pots.

I'll get them put away today after they've dried.

On a nice day, I cannot work outside without Cat Supervision.
On Saturday Solomon and Padma were endlessly helpful.

They worked in tandem which also allowed them to monitor my sister as she cleaned her dahlia tubers to prep them for division.

Next up for me: Planting Spring Bulbs. 

I waited until the end of October to buy bulbs, so I didn't have much to chose from this year.

While trying to take a picture of the packages, I was endless Photo Bombed.

I put together an assortment of pots for the bulbs.

I made tags and potted everything up.
These will all reside on the Front Porch.
The 10 pots of bulbs will provide me with some early color beginning in late February with snowdrops, and continuing on with the narcissus in March, the muscari in April, and finally, the tulips in May.
A productive day!


Margaret said...

A productive day indeed! Cat help and all! lol! I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your bulbs flowering in the late winter and spring.

Vickie said...

Very productive indeed. Ack! Now I feel guilty about my own unfinished clean up.

Chris said...

Looks like a wonderful day outside with the herd :) The cats are so curious.
So wonderful to see the flowers in the spring.

Maggee said...

What Vickie said!!

Catherine said...

Very productive ~ love your collection of pots!!!

Marlene Jones said...

Gardening never stops, it's sunny here in UK and my cat Purdey has been helping me all morning.

Melissa said...

Oh you are so organized! I get very lazy at this time of year though I shouldn't! You will have an amazing spring show next year!

ollie1976 said...

beautiful cats

Barb said...

You did some quality work. Our bulbs are still in packages! I love your definition of a good day in Nov.

Tea norman said...

I'm trying tulip bulbs. Have about six more bulbs to plant. I'm excited. Hope they will come up for me.

Pam in IL said...

Productive days are the best! Can't complain about all the furry help either.

Melanie said...

I would have helped! I would have helped! I'm a freak a deak that actually likes washing dishes. :)