Friday, September 23rd 2011
A Changing of the Seasons
Category: Landscape Design, Outdoor Living
Posted by Joshua Griffin
It is time for a jacket in the evening, but not quite soon enough for the leaf rake. Weather like this stirs up memories of smores, mugs of cider, and the smell of crisp dewy morning air. It is these transitions in seasons I have grown most fond of. I look forward to evenings relaxing around a warm fire, and enjoying these precious Autumnal days before the leaves drop.
These are glorious days for me as a gardener. With the dog days of summer still a recent memory and the frost blanketed morning of fall still in the distance, I look around outside. The grass is lush with a reprieve from the heat, and the bumble bees are moving more lazily in the cooler afternoons. Time to enjoy the white cloud like blooms of Calamentha, the dainty flowers of Boltonia and the honey fragrance of Sweet Autumn Clematis.
The cooling weather seems to rejuvenate a garden lulled by the lazy summer heat. Autumn has a way of heightening and sharpening the colors and scents around me; and deepens my appreciation of plants in the landscape. So, while fall advances upon the retreating summer, I will enjoy this magical time in the garden.