With leaves already starting to turn to deep yellows and shades of amber, paired with some cooler mornings, it's apparent that summer is coming to an end. It has been a long, hot, dry, crispy, smoky (forest fires) summer. I admit, I'm very much looking forward to cooler temperatures and some precipitation.
This guy will need to get used to going without his summer romps in the garden !
With all of the problems we've had with the William Baffin climbing rose being skeletonized by insects, we made the decision to move him into this corner. I did some research on insects and surrounded the rose with cat mint and sage. Some birch branches were also added to attract helpful insects. The final touch is this charming insect hut for garden friends to thrive.
So far, these changes have had a tremendous difference. Here's hoping that next year, the rose will be back to its former glory.
To welcome in the new season, I've switched our summer front door décor to something more late-summery, early-fall. Are you ready for the new season ahead?