The goldenrod has been blooming for a while now, and the Joe Pye weed also. And today I saw the first flash of orange-red in a nearby maple, as well as in my ‘Autumn Brilliance’ Juneberry. There’s no mistaking it; fall is right around the corner. Time to re-evaluate the to-do list and whittle it down to a must-do list.
I tried to be reasonable this year in my expectations of what I would get done in the garden. I decided not to start anything from seed. And, for the most part, I focused on one project: get all the daylilies out of Kathy’s Folly and into a proper bed. (I know, I haven’t told you about Kathy’s Folly yet. I will, I promise, but not tonight.) They’re not all out of there yet, but I still have hope that they will be before the ground freezes solid.
In order to accomplish even that much, there’s an awful lot I turned a blind eye to. But the gardener’s motto is ever: “Just wait till next year!” And thus I console myself.