In the garden, Autumn is indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, save perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb color effects as from August to November.
– Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden
The thought of daffodils springing to life in our gardens is far off. We’re immersed in the beauty and chores of our inspiring fall landscapes. For many this is the best time of year to take stock of what works, and what could be improved upon, in our outdoor areas.
This shrub too big – that grass too short; lost one here, too many there! Take this Colorado bluebird day and meander through your landscape, pen and paper in hand, to make note of the changes and improvements you want for 2017.
Edging closer to siting that outdoor swimming pool or water feature? Something serene, even noise reducing (traffic and neighbor dogs come to mind). Perhaps you want to introduce outdoor sculpture to your landscape, and your life. You want something calming yet interesting to gaze upon from your vantage point inside, warm and dry on cold snowy days.
Fall is a fleeting season to be enjoyed while firmly in the present. Enjoy your gardens and favorite outdoor places in your environment now, for the days are getting shorter and the nights colder.