The season is winding down.
Normally by now we’ve had cold nights
If not a freeze.
But not this year
The garden is just slowly putting itself to bed.
Much more gentle
Than a harsh cold wintry blast for the north.
I’m enjoying it
Picking a smattering of blooms
For my last church bouquets of the season.
And burying an undisclosed number of bulbs.
Thankfully I have help in the bulb burying department.
It wasn’t any ordinary help.
Somehow the princesses from last night’s trick or treating
Became worm loving giggly girls this afternoon.
In my experience
It’s rare that you find little girls who love worms.
Cassidy and Sloan not only love them
They name them.
Actually, oddly enough
Every worm we dug up
Was named Earthy.
Apparently a common name for earthworms.
Then there was the dirt – sorry Daddy soil.
It turns out refilling a trench
Laden with tulip bulbs
Can be very entertaining
When you’re a six and eight year old princess
Who happen to love earthworms.
There is still much to do in the garden
You can tell by the state of my garden house.
Lilies, Grape Hyacinths and Alliums bulbs to be planted.
Amaryllis to be potted up
More Tulips and Pansies for the garden path.
And then planting the big pots with lettuce for early spring.
It will all happen
In good time
Hopefully with giggly earthworm loving girls.