September is a tricky month. Lodged in the back of our minds is the idea that September is the beginning of autumn, that the weather will be cool, that we can wear those cute new fall clothes that appear in the stores this time of year. The reality is, of course, that September is usually just as hot as August, and we’d melt in long-sleeved sweaters no matter how cute they are.
On the other hand, September usually does hint at the beginning of the end of blistering temperatures. By the end of October, the first cool front has lowered the temperature enough to make going outdoors pleasant again. And we’ve all had the experience of having to put that silly sweater on over our fabulous Halloween costume. September is a harbinger of cooler weather ahead and a good time to start thinking of reclaiming the garden.
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