Ta Da , A Star is Born : Bee's Jubilee Clematis has chosen October for her last performance of the season.
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The sun rises later and later each day as we grow closer to the end of the gardening season.
Jojo and Cleo wonder if the dog days of summer are over yet because the last few days have been very warm. That's Ava, the neighbors dog , begging for a treat when she sees me come out the back door.
These are some of the blooms still putting on a show in October -hyrangeas, ornamental grasses, mums, sedum, sweet autumn clematis , sneezeweed, and snakeroot. The container plants were outstanding this year and have lasted much longer than expected.
The last of the Asian pears have been harvested. Although only 7 feet tall the little tree produced more than 40 delicious crisp pears.
I've heard that the Farmer's Almanac is predicting a colder than usual winter but the weather channel has predicted a milder than normal one for Chicago. I hope the latter is correct.
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