time to continue the clean up, harvest and bulb planting! i'm planning the center bed a hot palette of yellow, orange and red, with a bit of purple here and there, based on dutch designer jasper van der zon's mixed design at keukenhof ("one to watch," march 2009, garden design, p18.)first, the harvest... here's all the fordhook acorn squash from 4 plants, except one with which i made a soup about a month ago. we're going to try another tonight to see if they have sweetened up. the clothespin gives scale.
here are the carrots i harvested last week. i've still got more out there, but i'm not sure if they'll mature.
putting my back into it. i excavated the top 2-3 inches of soil so that it would be easier to place and dig in the bulbs.
luna watched me (previous photo and this courtesy of hubs.)
i'm planting tulips, daffodils, crown imperial fritillaria, muscari macrocarpum (yellow!) and lachenalia aloides pearsonii. i was disappointed to see some of the bulbs (all of the fritillaria) had mold. i hope they come up. here you can see the daffs placed, and the dogs beginning to wonder where i went. get your gf butt down here and plant those bulbs!
and here it is all finished. i've also removed the beans and all the curcurbits. i swept, but i don't intend to do that too much more this year!