Monday, September 14, 2009

End of the Season

Yesterday I tore down my flower gardens. It's a sad time for me. This summer, especially, they were just beautiful with more blooms than in past years. They attracted butterflies and hummingbirds. But when they start to droop and turn drab, well, there is no other choice. Now all that is left on the big garden out by the road are my two Burning Bushes. In a couple of weeks, they will be bright crimson. After that comes winter. We haven't had a killing frost here yet, or any frost for that matter. There is just a slight hint of fall in the air and here and there are patches of fall colors on the trees.

In the back yard, my hydrangea bushes still have large pink blooms on them that look healthy. They will last till the frost kills them.


  1. Do you get snow there? What do people do with all their out-side stuff in Winter?Pots,chairs,tables,swings etc etc?? And what if you had a pool?I guess you empty it?

  2. Oh, yes we DO get snow here! Some winters are harsher than others. Most shrubbery (lilacs, hydrangeas, and such) will weather the winter. You bring your "summer" things indoors or, in the case of gas grills, you can cover them. For pools, you cover them with a protective covering. Depending on where you live, the growing season is anywhere from mid May to September or October. Garden hoses, sprinklers and the like have to be drained of all water and put inside (in your garage or shed). Snow is beautiful in the early months of winter, but by February and March people grow very tired of it!


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