Fall is the new spring!

During late summer I start back to work, the labor of watering my annuals gets too time-consuming, and I basically give up on gardening for a while. (Despite the neglect, the pink impatiens in a container by the driveway are still looking good, and the pentas are just amazing in their tolerance of this drought!) But now that fall is here, I'm starting to feel rejuvenated. They say that fall is the best time to plant, and I'm raring to go now that I have a newly cleared bed in the backyard.

I think all gardeners get spring fever, as you prepare for your summer garden, but how about fall fever? This time of year seems just as exciting now that I have some room to plant new shrubs and perennials.