Several nights bordering on frost have passed, but it’s likely that milder temperatures will prevail for several weeks until more regular chances for frost and freeze arrive. While a September frost is not unheard of, mid or late October is more typical for our first cold nights. I’m in no hurry.
This afternoon, I’m hoping that the weak remnants of the latest Gulf Coast storm veer just a bit in this direction to soak the garden before the weekend. Most areas remain damp, but I threw down a few handfuls of grass seed to thicken up an area that has worn thin. If this isn’t successful I’ll have little choice but to figure out some more durable option. This is the primary path to the rear garden, a high traffic area that tends to be damp, though it is sloped. I really don’t think the grass will work, so I’m considering options. I would prefer to do it some other time, though.
While reblooming azaleas and toad lilies are late in flowering, I think due to a rainy August, there are now more than a scattered few blooms and signs that more are soon to come.