Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 – First Frost, Women’s Garden, Mary Mays Burton, Blue Hyacinth
On our way out the door at 6:50am we discovered a layer of frost on our car. First frost of the season. I’m sure there will be many more. Our car’s built in thermometer said it was only 36 degrees outside but our windshield said it was 32.
Today we finished planting all of the flowerbeds at the Women’s Garden but one. The last flowerbed can’t be planted because Richard is waiting for the final shipment of bulbs to arrive from Holland. He found out yesterday the bulbs won’t arrive for about two weeks. We can’t plant the flowerbeds at the Carthage Visitor’s Center either, those bulbs are in the last shipment too.
While we were planting this morning we had a visit from my cousin on my step-fathers side. Mary Mays Burton and her husband Lloyd. They found us while we were planting in the Women’s Garden. Elder & Sis. Burton, like Elder & Sis. Anderson yesterday, are Nauvoo Temple workers. Their six month calling will end next month and they will be headed home on November 7th. I love these serendipitous mini-reunions. Like yesterday, we had a very nice visit.
After lunch we planted a flowerbed next to the Jonathan Browning Gun Shop on Old Main Street. This flowerbed was planted differently than all the others so far. This time Richard had us plant the bulbs in a checker board pattern, alternating “Blue Jacket” Hyacinths with “Red Riding Hood” Tulips. Next spring this flowerbed will be spectacular!