It’s such a beautiful day here. The temperature is a mild 18 degrees and it is sunny with a gentle breeze. I appreciate this even more than normal after the showers, storms and even hail we had this past week.
I’ve spent the morning in the garden, observing what’s happened, weeding and flinging some seeds around. My garden is not a well-ordered place. I like it to be lush (bordering on out-of-control) though I long for garden beds with neat edges. Is that mildly contradictory?
Self-seeded pansies and violas have taken over the bed where last year’s dahlia tubers are nestled in the ground. I’ll have to remove some of them to make space for new tubers, which have been resting in the cool and dark in my pantry. Three more weeks or so until I plant them!
Here’s my October gardening column, as published in the local newspaper Southern Highlands Express. In it, I write about what to look out for in our area this month.
How’s your garden looking this month?