Winter Gardening

We started a garden in our backyard at the beginning of September, shoveled out, spread with compost, and encircled in bamboo fencing. Our neighbors had a large tree from their yard chopped into mulch, and we were able to cover the entire plot with the most local of garden toppings. The heat of Austin summer stayed strong through October, so the plants are only just getting their cool, wet weather. I’m looking forward to some forgotten flowers that might sneak up in the spring.