One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."

Late September Surprises

Late September always brings the surprise of boltonia and others in the aster family, just when other things seem to be fading.

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And in this particular growing year, with its extra rain and lesser sun, the cardinal vine I planted waited ’til September to think about blooming, as well.

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The yellow blanketflower returned for another show.

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And there’s been no lack of fungus to admire this year.

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