Monday, October 19, 2009

Summers End

The crisp autumn air. Summer is really over.

I came back from a weekend in Minneapolis, helping my brother move, to see frost had hit my garden with full force. Had I better prepared I would have made bouquets of cherry red zinnias before I had left. My poor zinnias, they hardly had a chance this year. With the cool summer and trying a new location in the garden that turned out to be part shade they had only just started blooming in full force.

Now it's time for fall clean up and I am melancholy. Years ago I had wished hot summers would end quickly...that was before I discovered gardening. What I would give to get them back now....

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