September is my favourite time of the year and it’s no wonder why. There is something strange and magical about the light of early fall. The gaudy bright yellows and oranges clashing with magentas and purples suddenly looks right in the garden. It’s the last vibrant scream of the flowers before they begin their autumn decent. As the sun shines lower, the sky above appears bluer and light reflects more directly off each leaf and surface. All the subtle patterns of nature, such as the textured relief of a tree trunk, are more readily revealed in the subtle play of light and shadow.
I love to observe a well tended and lush garden in the fall. There are so many amazing flowers that thrive now. One of the true luxuries of having a garden is to be able to enjoy flowers for as long a season as possible. Perhaps consider some of these choices next spring when you’re in the garden center.
Happy Birthday fellow Virgos!