Usually I try get spring bulbs in the ground by Thanksgiving
This year I’m pushing the envelope… ice on the bird bath.. yet the soil is not frozen so for the brief time the sun came out, I grabbed my shovel and started digging! I popped in a mixture of tulips and narcissus, then covered the bulbs with some shovels of compost from my compost heap and filled in with the existing soil. Next I covered with area with some chicken wire to keep the squirrels from feasting on the tulips-making sure to hold the wire down with some landscape pins
Just as I was adding a good helping of mulch to the bed, the clouds came over the sun and the temperature started to drop. Later this evening, a soft drizzle of rain began to fall.