I saw this poem posted on another blog yesterday and thought it was perfect for this time of year:
"Seeds and flowers have gone to sleep,
You and I the watch will keep,
Watch over seeds in Winter night,
Till they will rise to see the light." ~ M. Meyerkort, Autumn by Wynstones Press
Being in one of the "warmer" parts of the country, we still have some plants growing in our garden. The temperatures have been a little below freezing the past couple nights,though.
This is what has become of the banana trees that grow in a student garden plot near our garden.
Yesterday, DH brought home a bale of hay, and Blaze and I used it to protect the remaining plants.
Blaze really liked the concept that we were tucking the plants in with a blanket of hay so they would stay warm through the night.
He was such an enthusiastic helper, that as soon as it warms up, I may have to go out and make sure there is some sunlight reaching the plant leaves. When he was done covering the cauliflower plants, I couldn't see them at all.
There was leftover hay, so Blaze used some of it to make a nest inside his tepee and he had a great time playing with it.
Ready to hibernate for the winter: