I have lived through many an Autumn season, and its cooler days and colorful trees are something most inhabitants of my area look forward to. While I have observed the earliest of trees changing hue, the temperatures are still hot. Today was 90 degrees!
How can one enjoy a bonfire in the evenings, or pull out flannel shirts if one is still sweltering after 6 o’clock (when a hot dinner is the last thing on one’s mind)? Tonight may well be eggs and toast (with homemade strawberry jam). Maybe an iced tea would be refreshing.
I did get a little weeding done early and resisted trimming or deadheading the roses. I did read somewhere that they must be left from September onward, to form rose hips. I wrote an earlier article last year on rose hip tea.