|Bigger than ever|
To me, it’s just too soon to shut things completely down. It’s a time in my garden when the lawn returns to vivid spring green. No longer just a backdrop, shrubs in the screening hedge step forward with blazing colors. The autumn sky becomes a magical periwinkle blue. And after the fall equinox, the lower sun begins to highlight instead of washing out all of these marvelous colors.
|Nursery-grown Chrysanthemum fill an end-of-season void|
I know that freezing weather is just around the corner. And that in a week or so the fall foliage will drop like rain just as it hits its peak. But I also remember how bleak and colorless winter can be. I know that when I stare out those frosted windows during winter, I will yearn for my garden in leaf. So for now, I will try to stretch out the garden season for as long as possible. For me, it isn’t over until the last deciduous leaf drops to the ground.