Autumn is here, and the garden still beckons. This is not the time to overreact, though. Let nature takes its course and let the perennials die back naturally. You can trim them back then, but spring is a better time for this. The standing stalks will help trap blowing snow, protect the crown of the plant and they may provide some winter interest.
In the mean time, the shriveling plants are revealing hidden weeds, and this is a good time to dig them out, roots and all.
I have not been a dutiful blogger or gardener these last months, and I am barely in a position to amend this now. However, others in Alberta’s blogdom have been busy, so lets visit them and see what is on their minds this fall.
If you are desperate for a garden work-out, and you can’t wait until spring, you can also do some dividing and transplanting at this time.
And if you have little to do in the garden now, why not do a bit of dreaming for next year? Perhaps and new pergola or playhouse? Something I’ll be working on soon…
If you are a patriotic Canadian, have a look at what can bring some color into your shady areas every fall.
And concerned about wasps? Do you ever wonder about the lives of these stingers on the wing? Learn more at the Home Bug Garden.
It is late September. We are entering autumn with a brief, but welcome, Indian Summer. But it is an end time. For some a time of melancholy as winter approaches. For others it is a time to think of change, and a chance for new beginnings.
Life is a garden.