Beagles, labradors, and spaniels through the years all have been contained on all four sides of our home by picket fence or in the wooded area by wire deer fencing. It has dictated where we’ve dug borders for shrubs and flowers.
September can signal beginnings….the start of a school year, a child turning toward adulthood as the college year opens, back to work after a long August vacation. But the gardener sees September as the end of the growing year. Yes, we can extend our vegetables in a cold frame, we can plant a Winter garden and get our garlic cloves in the ground. September is time for the Autumn and Winter tuck-in. Much work to be done, but do stop for a moment, sit in your garden and reflect on all it has given thus far in 2012.