Marie Iannotti says she loves working in the fall garden, and those are exactly my sentiments, too. What is it that makes the fall garden such a pleasant place in which to work? Let's begin with the following:
- The temps are cool but not cold.
- You can admire the fall foliage while working.
- If part of your clean-up entails harvesting vegetables, you immediately have something to show for your efforts.
- I love the smells from the fall garden.
To expand on that last point.... I especially love the smells emanating from the vegetable garden in fall. There's an indescribable aroma in fall that comes from squash plants (and related vines such as pumpkins and gourds), in particular; if one aroma signifies autumn for me, this is it.
Of course, there's some real work to be done, too, in the fall garden. About's Gardening Guide discusses perennial plants to prune in fall in this article.
How about you? Do you enjoy working in the fall garden? If so, why? Use the Comments section below to share your thoughts.
Related resource: Fall Gardens