A trusty leaf rake is my constant companion this month. No matter how often I’ve said to myself after raking up an area “This looks great! I’m glad I’m done with that,” I’m never done. The wind will see to that. More leaves blow in from all directions and find their way into every nook, cranny, and crevice. If I
This month the garden is winding down for most of us. It’s the last chance for a major clean up effort before the weather turns wintery.
And depending on how far into October it is when you’re reading this, you may have had a light frost or two, and if you live far north you may have had more than one hard frost.
The (mostly) cooler weather and clear skies of September are a welcome change from summer’s intense heat. Although there’ll still be warm days to come, I enjoy relaxing on the porch in the cool of the morning, so I can take in the beautiful backlighting cast by the fall sunshine.