Normally fall or autumn is my least favourite season as all the plants in my gardens start to die off in preparation for the winter ahead. The calendar says September 21st was the first day of autumn, but Mother Nature is displaying something quite different this year. We have had the most beautiful summer-like weather lately here in Ottawa, more summer-like than June, July, and August.
The gardens I work in are all confused. Many perennials such as roses, clematis, and weigela have rebloomed.
Others, such as peonies and bleeding hearts, that usually look unsightly around this time of year are still green and lush. Coneflowers have been in bloom all summer and continue to look great. The monarch butterflies are loving the lasting blossoms…
Is September the new July? If this is autumn, I’ll take it, weird or not!