It seems as if it were only yesterday that I was writing on this blog about my spring gardening. But now it is autumn. The leaves on the trees are just beginning to turn color. We have not yet had a frost; in fact, for the most part we have had glorious autumn weather with sunny days and mild temperatures.
Nevertheless, most of the perennials are done blooming and are looking rather ragged. At this point in the year I have not been spraying my plants with repellant, so the deer have been feasting on the hostas, leaving nothing but the stems. I'll just let them enjoy their "salad bar" while it lasts.
The time has come to clear out the flower beds. I have begun chopping down the perennials. The garden is starting to look empty and barren. I need to complete the autumn tasks by the end of the month since I will leave for Mexico at the beginning of November.
But it will probably seem like the blink of the eye before I am once again out there doing my spring gardening!