or the bright red winterberries, which are usually on the plant long after the leaves are gone
Unfortunately, many things will be ending their season and they will be lost to cold weather.
Soon the crepe myrtles will be just wood – which is pretty in it’s own right – and the banana tree will be reduced to a brown leaf pile after the first frost. Fortunately the blue spruce will continue to show off all winter.
The flowers around the rock will all go away, but fortunately they are all perennials or self seeding annuals so next years show should be just as good.
It’s also time to harvest the last of the sweet corn (pulled and quickly cooked sweet corn is a real summertime pleasure) and dig the sweet potatoes. The garden will be put to bed in early October.
The miracles of nature never cease to leave me awe struck.