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Good morning, and Winter is closer.  Welcome to Saturday Morning Garden Blogging.

Yesterday morning we woke up to the season's first measurable snow — a proper October snow of an inch or two; enough to moisten and cool the soil, making it just right for planting spring bulbs.

And the first measurable snow came at the right time: the average first snow date in Denver is October 19.

I don't have a lot of bulbs to plant this year; okay, make that I don't have a lot of bulbs to plant this year for me.  Only 50 daffodils, and however many hyacinth I decide to put in the yard instead of forcing.

Oooh, and forcing hyacinth will be even more fun this year, as I have more refrigerator space!  Someone moved out of my office building and left a nearly-new minifridge in the hallway with a sign "FREE.  IT WORKS".

Yes, yes it does.  And it now contains my precious, precious hyacinth bulbs.  I don't know how I'd make it through the winter without the promise of forced hyacinths in January.

That's what's happening here.  What's going on in your gardens?

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