"A late summer garden has a tranquility found no other time of year."
----- William F. Longgood
I saw the quote above the other day, and it made me smile. Because truth! By this time in the gardening season, things are ... what they are.
Or they didn't.
Most flowers have bloomed.
But not all of them.
Explosive growth has slowed.
The butterflies are everywhere.
Weeds will be weeds.
And everything is on clearance at the nursery!
This is the time of year that my garden looks it's raggedy-ist. It's still lovely, I know. But there's a raggedy quality to it now. And that raggedy-ness brings a tranquility that is liberating for me. It allows me to . . . step back.
Enjoy what's left of the season.
Not worry so much about what needs doing.
Let things go!
Just sit on the patio and sip . . . something.
I'm coming to terms . . . with the reality that summer is winding down. (I might not like it, but I can deal with it.) As always, my garden helps me weather the changes in the seasons.