On Friday I volunteered with the Rose Fitzgerald Greenway Conservancy to plant bulbs with a group from my husband's place of work. We planted over five thousand bulbs in three hours - various species of Allium and narcissi, Chionodoxa and species tulips. It was a lovely fall day, and it felt good to spread around some beauty.
Loads of narcissi laid out for planting
Apart from fall foliage, there were also a few things still blooming and a few things just beginning to bloom around us in the Greenway's gardens as we were working.
Some of the last blooms of the fall-flowering Crocus speciosus
An early Christmas rose (Helleborus niger)
Today is decidedly gloomier and colder. Perhaps our first frost will finally arrive tonight. On the other hand, the latest of my chrysanthemums are only now beginning to really bloom.