The signs have been there, but I’ve been ignoring them.
leaves have begun showing their colors
The late season flowers are blooming
The asters The sedums
chocolate joe-pye weed and newly purchased pansies
berries are ripening on shrubs and trees
The furnace actually kicked in this weekend and I reluctantly closed the windows against the chilly Sunday evening.
And now – tonight – the forecasters are predicting the first possible frost.
all the way down to my inner core.
I’ve got newly purchased plants that need planting; things I want to shift around in the garden; tender perennials to pot up to overwinter.
The only consolation is that the frost may only touch those that live in the country. Living in the city has some advantages. Close living makes for a warmer micro-climate.
Still, just to play it safe, I brought some things into the entryway and some I covered with a sheet.
We’ll just have to wait and see how it goes.
a newly purchased autumn fern – not in the ground yet.