First, let me say thank you for taking good care of so many of our old friends, like the so-fragrant pink phlox. It was wonderful to see them blooming again this year.
You are so accepting. Have I told you how much I appreciate that? You didn't mind that I moved the 'Happy Returns' Daylilies and squeezed 'Silver Queen' Artemesia into pots to control her wandering ways. You made room for two 'Caramel' Heuchera with their surprising tawny foliage. I think the companion beds worked quite well this year, don't you?
Looking back, I see it was a good year together with new plants, some necessary lessons, and plenty of pictures to savour this winter.
A parting shot? It's you, Garden, in that layered autumn skirt with the white phlox crinoline. It's an old favorite you save for dancing in the last fresh-breezed days of the season. Yes, you do remind me to simply enjoy – whatever the season brings.
Thank you, as always, for being your green and flowered self.
Thank you note - Corri Gryting Gutzman, redbubble
Garden images - therebloomsagarden.com