The nights are getting cooler, the air is softer, the sky is bluer, the plants are slowing their growth, and I’m doing containers with fall colors.
We are definitely on the downward slide towards winter and a well-deserved rest from the wonderful growing season we have had this year. The fast and furious early growth in the spring followed by heat and periodic drenching, well-timed rains this summer has given new meaning to the word “lush” around these parts.
Even the daylilies that usually go to a very lovely shade of dead fall brown after they finish blooming are throwing up lots of strappy green growth again. But the signs that winter is just around the corner are definitely there. Yes, there will be some more warm days and plenty of sunshine to come and I will soak up all that I can before settling in for the cold winds of winter.
The Canadian geese are flying around practicing their vee-formations and the pools will be closed before the colorful leaves start drifting down.
The last hurrah for the 2010 growing season is fast approaching! Are you ready?