There have been studies about the affect of weather on people’s moods. High crimes rates have been linked to long periods of hot weather. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a syndrome noted for depression during winter months when there is less sunlight. So why am I writing about weather and moods? Because this autumn is so fantastic that everyone is talking about it. “What a beautiful day.” is a common phrase now. Just so thankful for this time of the year.
After last year’s winter, I thought this Sweet Almond Verbena (Aloysia virgata) might not make it. The Dirt Doctor calls this the most beneficial insect-attracting plant he has ever grown. Not sure about that, but I do agree that the fragrance is wonderful.
This year at the Garden Club plant sale, I bought an Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana). I’ve always shied away from them because everyone warns how aggressive they are. But those are the kind that do well for me, so I grabbed a couple. And I love their look.
The Obedient name comes from the fact that the stems can be bent in any direction and remain there. So that’s nice in floral arrangements. Unfortunately, in the garden they don’t stay where they are put.
I hope this is a wonderful season for you. Thank you for taking time to read my blog.
“Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.” Zig Ziglar