I love September, especially when we're in it.  Willie Stargell  - .

 Rolling Hills Garden Center 
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We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost.
Heny Rollins

September is a month of many special days.  In September, which only has 30 days, we celebrate Labor Day, Grandparents Day, Patriots Day, Constitution Day, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, International Day of Peace, Michelmas, and the Autumnal Equinox.  The full moon later in the month is known as the Harvest Moon.  The flowers for September are the aster, which signifies powerful love, and the morning glory, which signifies affection.  The birthstone of the month is the sapphire.  Sapphires are thought to guard against evil and poison.


FOLKLORE FOR THE SEASON
  • Heavy September rains bring drought.
  • September dries up ditches or breaks down bridges.
  • September blow soft, till the fruit’s in the loft.
  • Married in September’s golden glow, smooth and serene your life will go.
  • If the storms of September clear off warm, the storms of the following winter will be warm.
  • Fair on September 1st, fair for the month.


GARDEN CHORES FOR SEPTEMBER

  • Weeding. Spend 1-2 hours per week keeping up with weeding in your garden. Diligent weeding helps prevent weeds from going to seed and also prevents disease in next season’s garden.
  • Stop pruning and fertilizing. At this point in the season, pruning and fertilizing only promotes new growth that most likely will not make it through the winter.
  • Repot houseplants if necessary and bring indoors. Place them by a sunny window that has good airflow and make sure to check for pests.


  • If you want annuals to self-seed, stop deadheading in September. Annual Poppies, Zinnias, Sunflowers, and more will drop their seeds and (most likely) come back next year.
  • Leave Echinacea, Sedum, Grasses, and Clematis alone to provide habitat and food for birds over the winter months. These blooms also add texture and interest to the winter garden.
  • Write in your garden journal. Take note of what grew well, dividing your gardens up into sections as it makes sense (containers, vegetable garden, annuals, perennials). This will be a big help when you are planning your garden over the winter months.
  • Start cleaning up plants as they fade. Cut back any perennial that is diseased or that has started to turn yellow, including Daylilies, Iris, Peonies, Bee Balm, and more.














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