Tuesday, November 21, 2006
FALLS GENTLE EMBRACE
Winter is knocking on our door and even though Fall isn't completely over (according to the calendar), it feels as if it has already parted. Every last leaf has been blown off by our recent storms and with temperatures dropping to the mid-thirties, Falls gentle embrace feels like a fleeting memory. It doesn't seem like that long ago the trees were starting to turn in a warm Indian Summer afternoon and the Fall Asters were in full bloom. The Dahlias were still going strong and the Ornamental Grasses were at their peak. Now the garden stands silently in our soggy landscapes waiting for Springs return.
This is a time for the garden to take a much needed rest from the prosperous growth of the previous season and to rejuvenate. And one day, in the not so distant future, will see the Spring Bulbs start to brake above the ground and the Hummingbirds and Gold Finches begin to return.