When I went outside today I noticed I had a lot of cleanup to do before any bulbs could be planted. So I started raking and cutting and yanking plants. Not long after I was mostly finished with the cleanup, our neighbor decided to do some tree pruning high up in his Cedar trees, right next an area that I was working and planning to plant in. This didn't seem like the safest time, I decided, to get them planted. A good excuse to put off that job just another day or so.
Instead I grabbed the camera to get some garden pictures, and I noticed a theme with what I was photographing, red!
Here is one of the strawberries from the Ornamental Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) plants I shared in a recent post.
Japanese Maple 'Orido Nishiki' is flaming red at the top, but the lower branches still have quite a bit of green.
Climbing rose 'Don Juan' decided that October is a good time to bloom again. It's in a place I don't always see and I was surprised to find a couple of flowers on it today.
I'm going to try to get those bulbs planted in the next couple of days, unless something else distracts me from them.