Mums, Pumpkins and Prepping City Gardens for Winter

Hello all:
Three small white ghosts behind purple and white mumsVibrant mums of purple, white and yellow plus leafy green cabbages are still blooming all around Boston.  It’s great to see them alongside carved pumpkins and other remnants of Halloween. Four carved pumpkins on black outdoor stoop stairs Love those ghosts!
The frosty evenings have tinged the mums with spots of brown and the cabbage leaves are droopy but it is good to see color in neighborhood yards  for a while longer…

The beds in the Boston Public Garden are neat, rounded mounds of soil.  No plantings remain.  The raised beds near the front of the Prudential Tower are equally spare and clean of greenery.  Today the weather is going to be lovely – Autumn window box with mums and pumpkinsabove 60 degrees and sunny – so it is my turn to remove my garden plantings from their street-side bed.  It is bittersweet to tug out the plantings.  Such finality…  I’m reminded of that song Turn, Turn, Turn by the Byrds… “To every thing there is a season.  And a time to every purpose under heaven.” For your listening pleasure… It is a good day.  Enjoy every minute!

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