“It is a sad moment when the first phlox appears. It is the amber light indicating the end of the great burst of early summer and suggesting that we must now start looking forward to autumn. Not that I have any objection to autumn as a season, full of its own beauty; but I just cannot bear to see another summer go, and I recoil from what the first hint of autumn means.” ~ Vita Sackville-West
The biggest news is Hurricane Irene. Unlike so many around us, we had very little damage from the storm. A couple of tomato vines and one sunflower were broken, and a tree limb fell on the mushroom shadehouse, snapping its wooden frame.
Hawkeye repaired the frame, I trimmed the vines and gathered the green tomatoes that had fallen to the ground, and aside from looking a bit windblown, the garden was back to normal….
Catch up with the rest of the garden happenings while grabbing some D.I.Y. recipes in the Early Autumn Newsletter- Just posted!