The last fig leaf fell from my fig bush this past week, a sure sign that winter and a weather change is upon us. It’s as if the plant world is undressing to clothe itself in the gray nightclothes of winter.
With the recent cool, wet weather, I think we can safely say summer is behind us and the holiday season is now upon us. So, this is November’s and December’s lawn and garden to-do list. The growing season is winding down. The grass has almost stopped growing, and when the first frost comes sometime soon, the lawn will finally go to sleep. Then our garden chores will turn to leaf raking, but what a pleasant task in the cool season of the year.