People talk about the weather all the time. Perhaps no group of people talk more about the weather than gardeners. We lament the cold that kills, the heat that wilts, the lack of rain and the over abundance of rain.
But oh, how a gardener can celebrate those glorious days of just the right amount of sunshine and rain. The weather that brings out the green in our gardens, brings out the smiles on our faces.
Each season delivers its own weather patterns that we gardeners learn to utilize to best advantage for our plants. A transition from Summer's heat and humidity has been noticed here in Florida gardens. The stalwart, heat loving plants have hit their peak and now many cooler season plants are beginning to shine.
Some flowers only bloom in Fall, others bloom bigger and more prolifically with the cooler temperatures. Here in Florida we can garden year-round. Having a year-round garden, however, takes some thought. Florida gardeners need to know which plants thrive in Spring, which can take the brutal heat of a Florida Summer,which love to bloom in Fall, and which will provide consistency in a Winter garden.
Having a happy, healthy garden that provides interest year-round requires the gardener to plan. Planning to plant with the goal of having something thriving at all times of the year is a new venture for this Florida gardener. Truthfully, planning does not come naturally at My Garden Path.
As the weather is changing with the advent of Fall, so will the gardens change. Having only been gardening in earnest for the last four years, this gardener is learning and growing in her garden.