I love September for many reasons. There is the perplexing matter of how returning to routines with school and schedules that we were so glad to break free of in June, now seems so welcome. In the Toronto area, September is another month of summer in which nobody really breaks out their beautiful fall clothes because it is still much too warm, but it is a shadier, sweeter summer month because it is blessedly cooler, and less intense. We get back in touch with friends and acquaintances that are part of the fall and winter lifestyle. The veggie garden and farmers’ markets are full of the annual bounty and this again signals the changing of seasons.
The garden is softer and less intense:
Sedums are coming into bloom slowly this year, massed with their flat, frothy tops and reminding me of ice cream. Colours are very pastel. Only the squirrels look frantic now.
Leaves are turning red, but not very quickly, making for very protracted pleasure in observing the onset of autumn.
.I am pleased with the way the garden’s character changes from season to season, and there is something interesting all the time. This is always a major objective in designing.
This is Ontario’s best season. Would you agree?