Every month of the calendar year offers something unique, whether it’s national or religious holidays, birthdays or anniversaries. Our gardens also offer something special every month; however, is there a month as varied or colourful as October?
In a snap of a finger, October magically changes the landscape. Yesterday some leaves were still green, and today they are gold. Those that were gold are now red, then brown…and yet a rose has happily presented a final bloom. And after a weekend of raking leaves, the wind has blown in another fresh crop of beauty.
The dramatic difference between the dark, black nights and the crisp, clear days swirled together with wind blown leaves of every colour offers up nature’s most beautiful kaleidoscope…October.
As we put our gardens to bed for the winter, there’s comfort in knowing that the dormant season will bring new life in just a few months when Spring reveals its particular beauty.