[Cover photo: A late summer bouquet of zinnia, Maximillian sunflower, marigold, Shasta daisy and sedum brightens the dining table, already set for fall]
It’s been a long, hot summer, but at last the autumn breezes have arrived! Prime time to look back and review the progress the garden has shown this first season on the property.
Over all, I’m very pleased with how things have gone. I actually lost only a single perennial, one of those new ill-fated heliopsis cultivars in orange; everything else either thrived, or held its own. And considering all the plants I plunked into this bit of soil, that’s pretty amazing. Now, the big question is – what liked it enough to return next year? But that’s an answer for next spring – for now, let’s just take an amble down memory lane, horticulture style.