Transition is the buzzword for this time of the year. Back to school, end of summer clearance in most stores, I noticed the the Lowe’s ear me has begun moving the remaining plant material to the front of the nursery yard and YES, I have seen Halloween items creeping into the stores. Enough already, I am trying to grasp why there are leaves on the ground, crunchy, big brown leaves that cause me to look up and notice yellowing leaves hanging on the trees above.
I do not remember leaves in such abundance on the ground this time last year…but this has been a different kind of summer, following a very different kind of winter. I have noticed a few things this year in my garden as I walk through and wonder where in the world do I start. I have had one too many projects in the garden this year, so actually planting for enjoyment and pausing to actually see the fruits of my labor – well, let’s just say it was not in the cards.
All was not lost however, some of the plants in my garden are screaming look at me, I am still here and looking great just for you….perennials, plant material one can usually count on!