written by Janet Lee Harrold
I have to admit it, I absolutely despise the fact that we have to bid adieu to the phenomenal great summer weather and the colorful gardenscapes that I have seen throughout the city this year-but when September rolls in and the crispy autumn air is ubiquitous in the early morning, I know without a doubt it is time for cozy sweaters, spiced lattes, homemade apple pie and everything pumpkin flavored!
Working at Cedar Grove Gardens all these years, fall has become my favorite season. The garden center is full of autumnal colors and textures. Mum plants, crimson colored grasses, ornamental kale, gourds, and pumpkins of all sizes and colors. I especially love when we get that rare shipment of white and green pumpkins. We absolutely love adding these fall elements to our container gardens or to a grapevine wreath that will welcome your guest at the front door when they come to visit.
September also means that our annual Harvest Festival is just around the corner. This year it will be on Sunday October 29th, a date you will want to save for sure. Our Harvest Festival brings so much joy to the little ones in our neighborhood as they have a chance to boast their favorite costumes. Pinata’s filled with candy and coins are always a delight, but the big attraction is the horse drawn wagon ride through the brilliant fall foliage and fallen leaves over at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
So you see, September is not all that bad, it is the doorway to the best season of all.