September - Here She Comes!!

In just two days, September will be here.  It always marked the true end of summer to me, even though the days were often still hot, the light had already begun to shift and the days were getting ever so slightly shorter. As a kid, I hated it.  As an adult, I often think about how I have missed most of summer and how did that happen??

When I was a kid, summer lasted forever, now it seems like it is two weeks long.  How did I miss vacation time?  And not having a pool to laze in and swim in, that is the thing I most miss about living in Florida.  I would get up in the early morning, make coffee and slip out to the pool and swim laps - fast and slow, and sip my coffee while everyone slept.  

This summer I saw the daylilies and then the rain and weeds came.  I sprained my ankle, and walking on the uneven ground of my gardens to do weeding was the weeds have won this year.

I do love the change in the greens at this time of the year. The bright spring greens are wonderful, but the complexity of the greens as they age and darken is something I enjoy watching.  As I walk my dogs each morning, I have been seeing lots of purple flowers. Why so many purple flowers in fall?



Joe Pye Weed and Ironweed

Flax on the roadside

Here's one of my hydrangeas that has been incredible this year.  It is at the end of its season.


And I always love the Queen Anne's Lace (Not purple!!)


What kinds of flowers and foliage are you seeing where you are right now??

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My roses, crepe myrtle and hydrangea tree are still blooming. I love the change of seasons, though, and look forward to the colors of October.


Your thistle is pretty, is a flower? I don’t garden well, so far I have an oregano plant and pepper plant that I have to remember to feed. Wish the plants were as demanding and persistent as the kitties, they might get more attention that way. Nice blog, inspiring! Sent it to my mom who loves to garden now that she retired, she even asked me to teach her to knit since she has free time :). May have make the shawl pattern – just need to buy my yowsa.

Jenny Ahler

Queen’s Anne Lace always takes me back to Girl Scout camp — it was all oveer the place there, along with butterfly weed (and poison ivy which could always find me before I found it!). I loved the QA flowers but I also was pretty taken by the name itself — I thought it was so romantic.


We have some gladiolus that are surviving the heat and looking beautiful!


I love Queen Anne’s Lace. The flower itself is only appreciated when you see it up close…it’s like looking into the night sky full of stars. So delicate but beautiful at the same time. My mom also grows daylilies, we have yellow and rust colored ones.
Although summer is coming to a close soon and most of the flowers will be going away, the coming autumn motivates me to knit. Speaking of which I have the Albers Cowl in the Veronica Colorway and hope to start knitting it soon!.

Chada Phuapradit

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