The cold and rainy weather got me feeling as if bulb planting was overdue (more experienced gardeners have told me that I’m overreacting), so I got some bulbs planted in the front yard today: snowdrops and crocus. Since the gas company had to rip up the parkway to put in new pipes on our block, I didn’t have to do quite as much hard digging as in the past. I’m not sure how attractive these bulbs are to the local squirrel and raccoon population: we’ll know come March!
The garden gets less and less lush by the day. We’re definitely having a good tree color year in Chicago, although we haven’t had quite enough dry days to appreciate them. And the Caroline raspberry is still yielding a few sweet berries – winter is still a few weeks away.