The dainty tall phlox continues to bloom in the perennial bed by the back patio. The days have been warmer than usual here, too, just as they have been warmer in so many gardens.
Other than shorter days, the phlox have no cues that fall is here, and so they continue to bloom, rejuvenated by recent rain.
The sky shows its bluest colors, as it does every fall.
The locust tree begins to show some changes in color and the grass below is littered with its dainty leaves, leaves that require no raking.
The lamb’s ear foliage is soft and invites you to reach down and touch it as you walk by.
But I must turn all my focus and energy to prepare for a new battle to save May Dreams Gardens from a new menace.
Moles!They have arrived! They have burrowed! They are not only in the front lawn but have dug their way into the front foundation plantings. They. must. be. stopped.
In 20 plus years of having my own lawns and gardens, I have never had to battle moles! Am I ready? Will I win? I must win.
My preparation begins this evening. I will research how best to rid May Dreams Gardens of this mole or these moles, by any means available. I will ask you, garden blogger reader, to leave me comments or send me an email with your own methods to combat this new enemy.
This is serious. These are no bunnies who occasionally eat my beans. These moles could destroy all I have created. This will be an epic battle! And I will win!