You Latin-o-philes will know that my column’s title this month means “Time Flies.” It’s strange
to write about the end of the season when I’m harvesting my first tomatoes and gorging on fresh veggies. It’s
just starting to get good!
I had successes this year and learned
lessons, too. The Dahlia imperialis I planted last fall is over eight feet tall, with a stalk three inches in diameter. I
took out a diseased tree that has been declining for a few years. Other than a bad spider mite infestation it was, all in
all, a good season.
I’ve started making plans for the winter
gardening season. I’m determined to put in hardscaping this winter, some paved walkways and seating areas. I garden
on a sloping lot and need solid, level places for sitting and enjoying the garden—it’s not ALL about work!
I will spend time traveling this fall—some garden-related trips and some
just for fun. I will share photos and stories with you next spring. If there’s anything you would particularly like
to read about in 2007, let me know!
Until next time—Mary