It seems that our longer falls are giving us more time to enjoy our plantings and bask in all the colors in our gardens.
Each of James Oswald's lovely airs for the flowers of spring, summer, autumn and winter has a distinct and recognizable style.
Gardeners need to be aware of the frost dates in their region. This means the date of the last frost in the springtime and the first frost in autumn.
No two gardens will ever be exactly the same, but neither will any two days or even two hours be identical in the same garden.
Time to rake up those leaves and plan for the year ahead.
Duffy created this garden in 1910, but as a design template it is timeless.