On returning last weekend from our couple of days in relatively sunny and warm San Francisco it was a shock after the long, warm fall we have enjoyed to find that Montreal was heading rapidly into winter. Last night, for example, temperatures fell to around minus 5 and while still in positive territory during the day the numbers are not high. The car is going in to have winter tires installed this time next week and we have contracted the snow-clearing company who shift the stuff from our drive for the winter period.
And so – the penalty for growing lots of colourful and impressive dahlias and canna lilies is that the bulbs have to be lifted and carefully stored indoors for the winter months. Fortunately J is the expert on that and I just do the humping but it has to be done. I also do peripheral things such as taking down the window boxes.