Welcome September …

September 1st, 2012 § 3

Last Sunset of August Through the Tassels of Flame Grass (Miscanthus purpurascens)

Welcome September! With twenty one days remaining before the autumnal equinox, this is still a mostly-summer month. And yet, there’s no denying that the light is getting lower and the days are getting shorter. Twilight arrives earlier in the evening these days; skies of dusty pink and smoky violet lighting the garden in moody hues. Blowzy borders spill into the lawn — warm air heady with the scent of garden phlox and lilies— and tall, maiden grasses unfurl in glistening tassels; rich plums and tawny golds catching late summer rays.

September is a month for drinking in the last weeks of summer; basking in the warmth and golden glow of the harvest season. Stretch out on the velvety lawn and let the days linger …

Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’ with Miscanthus sinensis purpurascens

Blue Moon (Looking Rather Pink) Through Miscanthus and Viburnum in the Garden

Sunset Pink Sky Through Striped Eulalia Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Variegatus’ with M. sinensis purpurascens & Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’)

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§ 3 Responses to “Welcome September …”

  • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    In spite of the wonderful colours cropping up everywhere (are the leaves changing already down there as well?) can’t help but feel that same old melancholy at Summer’s End…

  • Michaela says:

    Hello Deb, Yes, there are some early hints of color this year —drought stress the likely cause— and even browned-out, dropping leaves. Still so warm and humid though, it feels summery even with the diminishing sunlight. Never enough summer days… And I will surely miss the extra hours in my mornings and evenings. That is the hardest part for me.
    xo M

  • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    I’m quite concerned, there are so many things suffering from lack of rain. Word is that Fall is going to be protracted again this year, but I’m afraid most things are too far gone/much too late in the season even if we did suddenly get the great weather like last fall – don’t know about you, but our September/October were perfect summer growing weather. Hope you’ve managed to catch more rain at Ferncliff… xo D.