UPDATE from Last Week:
I'm feeling much better, thank you. Apparently, though antibiotics are losing their effectiveness on terrestrial bacteria due to severe over use, they still work on extraterrestrial chest busting alien life forms. And I'm told that adequate fiber will ward off future infestations. Yes, well . .
I actually tweaked my intended Saturday Farmer's Market post and used it on Thursday.
So how about today I hold off on the blather and just share some of what is still blooming? My camera doesn't do well for close up or far away pictures, but At mid range they are passable.
If it is true that one of the greatest pleasures of gardening lies in looking forward, then the planning of next year's beds and borders must be one of the most agreeable occupations in the gardener's calendar.
This should make October and November particularly pleasant months, for then we may begin to clear our borders, to cut down those sodden and untidy stalks, to dig up and increase our plants, and to move them to other positions where they will show up to greater effect.
People who are not gardeners always say that the bare beds of winter are uninteresting; gardeners know better, and take even a certain pleasure in the neatness of the newly dug, bare, brown earth.
- Vita Sackville-West