Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Yard in September

In August our yard begins looking worn out; by September it is bedraggled.

The four o-clocks are just about the only spot of color.

And a couple of pots of petunias are still hanging on.

But everything else has had enough.

Everyone is out there begging me to trim them, begging me to cut off their deadheads and dried stalks.

Except for the weeds in the garden, which are thriving, of course.

Yesterday I bought half a dozen big, fat, bright, colorful mums to place strategically around the house, bridging the gap in color between end of summer and beginning of autumn, when the leaves start providing all the decoration we need.

How's your yard at the end of September?


  1. This is a transitional time of year in my garden. We're still enjoying beautiful weather and I don't want to replace the geraniums with mums yet.
    Still it is autumn now, so they will have to go soon!

  2. Our yard is looking much the same way! And since we know it is almost fall...we just don't have the energy to take care of it the way we do in spring and summer when we know we will be enjoying meals outside.

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  4. Our yard has looked like that since the first of July!! We have had a horrible summer...they say that our winter is going to be warmer and drier than normal...what gives?

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