October is one of the brrr (ber) months. The weather continues to get colder the further we get into the month.
The last of the morning glory is blooming. The seed heads will either be picked off and saved for next year or left to drop so they self seed for next season.
The front shade garden has hosta leaves from green to brown. The sedum has put on a good showing this year.
The last of the ligularia blooms turned to seed heads.
The leaves come down fast and furious, many get left on the garden for winter mulch, some are added to composters to break down over the winter, lots are put on the brush piles at the very back of the garden to provide habitat for small critters, and many are bagged and taken away to the landfill.
Large pots of hosta have been stored in the garage for the really cold months. All the small pots of succulents have also been put inside. The hanging winter greenery pots are almost ready to hang.
This is the month that the garden is finally all prepared for winter. But planning for next gardening season is always going on in my mind.