Wednesday, September 7, 2011

An Early Fall?

The chrysanthemums and the Autumn Joy Sedum are blooming - seems early for fall bloomers in Southern California.

The gal at the ranch where the boys volunteer with the horses commented that a lot of the plants there and in the hills behind them are going into their fall patterns, anticipating early fall and a wet winter. She has worked there many years and watched seasonal cycles and patterns repeat, seeing firsthand as the plants and the animals respond to the changes.

Do the plants know that it will be an early fall?

1 comment:

  1. I'm seeing lots of mums out now - and will have to have some! My summer wildflowers are spent for the most part - and cutting back to make room for purpose plantings of mums is my thought.

    Hooray for crisp mornings!

    Miss Kathy