This year I will wear gloves. This year I will also wear a hat and sunscreen. This year I will stake things. This year I will thin ruthlessly. This year I will spray rotenone or something to get those flea beetles. This year I will stop those rose slugs that are devouring all my roses. This year I will keep up with my weeding. This year I will not break any more sod. This year, I will not start more seeds than I need. This year, I will not buy plants that I don’t have a place to put them in. This year, I will finally put in drip irrigation of some sort. And of course, this year I will mulch!
If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.
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