In the past three weeks – we have received over 11 inches of rain at our house – 5 inches last week. To say things are a little wet is an understatement. The mature trees in the woods are starting to say so as well. We are noticing that some of the large trees out in the woods are under stress and shedding leaves already – before the color change even starts.
Fall is almost here! I emptied out a couple of planters who gave up because of being too wet and not drying out enough between all of the rain. So it begins with starting to put things away! The one thing that I would encourage you to do now is to make the notes or take pictures on what you want to do next season – the same plants in a certain planter because it worked out great or what not to do and to change things up a bit. I have one planter in front of our garage that
needs to be done differently as we didn’t like the way it ended up. Not enough height. In front of the shed door – I really like how the planter looked and stayed so nice all summer. That’s a repeat for next summer!
My experiment that I began last May with putting a tomato cage around my sedum to keep it from doing the flop in the late season seems to have worked. I love sedum as it is such an easy
plant but with flopping late in the summer because it didn’t have as much sun as it wanted, I was tempted to dig it out. Now – just remembering to put the tomato cage around it early in the season takes care of that! Such a great way to get nice fall color!