These are the glory days of central Texas weather: bright, crisp mornings, warming but not hot afternoons with an occasional surprise shower now and then. The roses are blooming, the fall garden is maturing, mums and many native flowering plants are at their peak. This is weather to brag about rather than moan and complain about.
It is also a time to look around your yard and see what you like and what you’d like to change. The average first frost usually comes sometime between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15. In the city it is later; in outlying and low areas, it is sooner. And, of course, those dates are averages. Sometimes we get a freeze in October and sometimes not until after Christmas. Once leaves begin to fall and plants begin to disappear, the garden will take on a different look. Before that happens, evaluate your garden and make a plan to improve it if you think it needs improving.
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