The Days Get Colder


The rain started and the cold came in this evening.  It is late October, but the morning glory persists, and the nasturtiums haven’t quit.  I am eager to dig up the absynian gladiolus, so I can try to over-winter them  in the back of the garden.  It was a good season, with many surprises, much drought, but in truth, I didn’t tend.  It was a good year for the dahlias– so good that I placed in two winning categories in the Novice division as the annual show.  The roses faced rust, but bloomed.  Hummingbirds visited daily for a while, and honeybees feasted on lavender and oregano.  In the back, Iris Lorelei raised its colors, and I supped on home brew kumbucha and backyard honey, and tea from France with friends. I am ready to put the garden to bed, think about spring bulbs, daring myself to order some, while thinking too how much I need to edit the garden, pare down,revise.