It’s hard to believe that the end of summer is unofficially here. Somehow, we’re already three-quarters of the way through the year. What happened?! Similarly, how did we have 90 degree weather last weekend and 70 degree weather planned for this weekend? Mother Nature needs to work on her transitioning skills, but this is still beautiful weather so I can’t complain and I’ll take what I can get.
More than just beautiful weather, Fall is also a season with some truly stunning perennials – asters, Japanese anemones, goldenrod, black-eyed susans, coreopsis, autumn joy sedum, and a variety of ornamental grasses. When summer favorites start fading these perennials burst forth and stay strong, filling the void the summer flowers left behind. Without their presence in our gardens, it can be a long and dull wait for spring (especially if you don’t have plants that provide winter interest or early spring bulbs). So pull out your long sleeves and sweatshirts and enjoy this cool weather and the perennials still out there blooming for you.