Since summer was a wash out, it's been nice to enjoy some pleasant fall days. The leaves finally changed, although most of the color came in November, rather than October.
There are also some late season plants to still enjoy in the garden. One of my favorites is Mexican bush sage. It's not hardy here in zone 6, but is worth planting each year. The flowers come in late summer and bloom until frost. They are a lovely, purple color, with a fuzzy texture and are long lasting in the garden. The flowers also dry well.
Other than final fall clean up, I've turned to inside pursuits. The shop is restocked and I've been working on holiday arrangements. All this is in anticipation of our holiday open house on Friday and Saturday, November 30 and December 1 from 9am to 5pm. The shop will be filled with herbal and gift items and we will offer live topiaries and a few potted culinary herbs in the greenhouse. During our open house, our 20th anniversary sale will offer a 20% discount on purchases over $20.
Hope you can join us then!