Gateway Beds Down for the Winter

What a team! Irene Moore and Viera Oszlak.

What a team! Irene Moore and Viera Oszlak.

Great autumn weather made last Saturday’s garden clean-up a pleasant afternoon for all. Teams of gardeners removed dead flower stalks from the Lowndes Ave. front garden. Others, like me, pulled out the last of their vegetable plants–but I got an unexpected bonus: Swiss chard and a pound of carrots that I planted late in the season, and some more green tomatoes!

I covered my bed with straw, including some spinach that just sprouted recently. I’m hoping that next Spring I’ll pull back the straw and find enough spinach for our first salads.

Thank you to all the gardeners who turned out to keep Gateway beautiful!