Packing up for winter…

It’s been getting colder and colder outside, and it’s time to prepare the garden for the winter season.

On the west coast of Norway we never really know what winter we will have. A couple of winters ago we had so much snow it wasn’t funny (well actually it was πŸ™‚ ), then there is the no-snow-freezing winter and last year we had a mild wet winter. So you see.. it’s hard to know what to prepare the garden for.

Last weekend, I cleaned up my water-feature and packed away the power, pump and lining. I packed away the pump/filter for my automatic watering system and cleared away some pots and plants.

I’ve started to pull my Begonias from the ground (have one big pot left I’ll take care off this weekend), I store the tubers indoors during winter. And I have one big pot of Dahlia which I’m keeping outside until the first frost and then it’s going in, just like the Begonias. Fortunately for me I have a friend that have a storage room that I can keep bulbs and tubers in (you see,Β my storage room is warmer than my house 😦 Β )

I’ve washed all my patio furniture and yesterday they were all packed together under the furniture cover (living in 807 square feet.. I have NO storage for my outdoor furnitures, except the pillows).

I have to admit, I’m not to fond of this time a year, when I have to pack “summer” away. It makes my patio (and me) a little sad 😦 The view from the living-room isn’t quite as cosy as it it during the summer months.

It’s not like I don’t like winter. Winter can be really beautiful, especially when we have those beautiful cold crystal clear days.

I’m just not quite ready to welcome the winter yet πŸ™‚Β Fortunately, I don’t have to, as there are still plants that are flowering in the yard, so I’m hanging on to “summer” a little while longer πŸ˜‰

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9 comments

  1. nrhatch

    I haven’t been a fan of winter since snow meant having a snow day from school. Living in Florida is a much better fit for my warm temperatures temperament.

    Glad you’ve still got some blossoms to enjoy.

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    • Anne Lene

      I hear you, i’m a warm weather kinda girl myself πŸ™‚ i loved my two years in the warmt of Houston, i could easily get used to living like that for the rest of my life πŸ™‚

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    • Anne Lene

      Thank you. I love my little space, but today in the rain my patio have looked a little forlorn! Hopefulle it will be one of those wonderful clear winters with a bit of sun, that cheers us (my garden and me πŸ˜‰ ) up quite a bit.

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  2. laurakelly2

    I know what you mean. I get a little sad putting everything away for winter. We have had a beautiful October so far. I couldn’t ask for a more spectacular fall. Your pics are beautiful! πŸ™‚

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