Right on time, the first frost/freeze of the season is due this weekend, here in the Magical Mid-Atlantic. Most of you have brought in the houseplants; if not, it’s time to wrap it up. Bring in those tender things: any tropical plants (such as your Summering houseplants), or any tender plants you might want to save that would be susceptible to the effects of a frost/freeze. I just finished [...]
Yep, my eyes. Can you see the Sweet Music? A magnificent Fall this year. Photos by the author. If you copy, please link back.
I've always been taught that Indian Summer isn't official until there has been a frost. Technically, my garden has not seen a frost, but since so many others in the D.C. area have seen it, I'm going to go out on a limb and call it "Indian Summer" here in my garden. And a glorious day it was, here in the beautiful Mid-Atlantic. I spent the afternoon working on [...]
Each day this week has seemed the prettiest, most colorful fall day imaginable...and then along comes the next day. What an Autumn! So very soon, it will be time to rake and all these colors will be spectacular memories.
“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” -- Elizabeth Lawrence Thanks to Shirley of Pender Nursery in NC for posting this in a recent e-mail. I love the NC writer, Elizabeth Lawrence, whose books are wonderful recipes of seasonal gardening chores and observations, mixed in with garden philosophy. Great reads, especially in the winter when there is time to settle in with a good garden [...]