September Gardening

Although it is still early in September the weather is cloudy, cool, and damp like a fall day. It caught me off guard when I went outside to walk the dog. I had to come back in a grab a light weight jacket. I’m not ready for cold weather yet but today reminds me to start preparing for it.

I was looking at the weeds that have taken over the front yard this year. I need to spray them this weekend so I can plant grass seed in a couple of weeks. I know my yard will look bad for a few weeks but I neglected it this summer due to my illness and now I need to get back to taking care of it.

IMGP0319 I have also been thinking about where I will put all the large houseplants that have summered outdoors. The house looks so uncluttered during the summer but I don’t want to lose all the plants I have had for years. I can either live with a jungle look all winter or make some tough decisions as to which plants I don’t want to keep. Too many plants can become clutter and that is what is starting to happen with my plant collection.

How do you handle these fall gardening chores? Please share your ideas in the comment section.

Janice

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  • Charlene

    Janice,

    I do hoping you are feeling better these days. I am going for my mammogram this Monday and pelvic exam as well. I am always anxious about it.

    As far as what to do with your houseplants you no longer want to keep, I would advertise them on your local curb or freecycle. Believe me, I have done that, and I can’t tell you how many people responded.

    Charlene
    The Plant Lady

  • Janice

    Charlene,

    Thank you for the suggestion of freecycle. I might have to consider that.

    Good luck on you mammogram and exam on Monday. Anxiety is always a part of any exam but it is better to find something earlier than later. Remember that the odds are in your favor that everything will be normal.