November in the garden is kinda bleak. Slumbering away till spring without much to see.
We've had a few light frosts.
Sleepy, rainy garden
Asparagus ferns and rain
There is a possibility of snow this weekend in Seattle so yesterday I schlepped chicken poop and partly composted straw to build up a bit of a mulch layer.
Adding more mulch this week. I cut back the berries in the back. Hard to believe this was my thickly (perennial) flowered bed!
Strawberries and blueberries are all tucked in.
We have 3 large Madrone trees next to our fence line.
This time of the year the trees are loaded with berries, aka Bird and Squirrel Crack.
They can't get enough.
The robins, starlings, and a few stellar jays hang out all day, flying among the trees in an elaborate rotation known only to themselves.
Rain on Dogwood
The hoop house keeping things cozy.
Arugula patch, under hoop house. I might have an arugula addiction.
The ground cherry is still going strong underneath the hoops! It continues to bloom. Nothing is ripening, of course, but they seem to be getting closer. I doubt it will continue after the cold blast we are expecting, but it is fun to hope.
Yep, still molting. Note the messy feathers sticking out, the near bare neck hiding, and dull looking feathers. The Annies are not pleased with their scruffiness.
Not too much else happening in the garden. We got 4 more trees as part of a great program Seattle has called Trees for Neighborhoods (Seattle reLeaf) that I need to plant. Last year we got an italian plum, a shore pine, and 2 serviceberries. This year we got 3 shore pines and a dogwood. Other than the italian plum they are all dedicated to our Taking Back the Damn Hill. I’ll post some pictures of that with next month’s meanders when they are in the ground and I’ve done some more work on our parking strip.