It was time last weekend to turn over the leaf compost. Autumn leaves were shredded with the mower and heaped on the garden beds. I worked them into the soil. Next, I'll test the soil pH and fertility levels and make adjustments over the next few weeks. Potatoes, snow peas and beets will be the first plantings.
Yeah, I know there's some kind of special care to make sure these plants bloom for Christmas only. But I treat them like all the other houseplants, so they bloom whenever they feel like it. The reds just finished their cycle.