Oct. 10, 2019: Time To Put The Garden To Bed

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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
Waxing Moon Second Quarter Moon in Pisces
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Celtic Tree Month of Ivy
Rainy and cool

The decorations are up outside in the front of the house. Pictures are on my Instagram account, @devonellingtonwork. The exterior isn’t finished — I haven’t yet put up the lights. But it’s getting there. The interior decorations are up, too.

We’re getting a Nor’Easter, so that could make everything go cattywumpus.

It’s time to put the rest of the garden to bed. Having someone come in to mow has been such a blessing and a boon. This next set of tomatoes is doing well — we might actually get to EAT some of them.

As soon as we have the first frost, I will cut back the roses. The landlord wants them cut back far more than I do, but that’s the way it goes. As things die back, I’m sure I’ll find more invasives that need to be gotten rid of.

My lawn guy cleaned up the leaves. I’ll discuss with him whether we should do a big cleanup later in November, or how that usually works.

Meanwhile, I’ll trim things back and put leaves in the beds so they can rest over winter. Pretty soon, we’ll have to bring in the plants that can’t stay outside all winter, and oil and put away the furniture from the deck. I kind of like these rituals.