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This is a time of change in the garden, as the nights become humid again and the weather gets relatively cooler.  Summer is over and the time has come to harvest the end of season fruit and vegetables.  The gardener can now enjoy the last sun-filled tomatoes and grapes,  while potatoes and carrots can be put away for Winter.  Wonderful jams can be made from the prunes, figs and blackberries in the orchard. 

This is also the month to anticipate the bad weather to come ! While the garden empties out, place is made available for the future plantations : onions, spinach, leeks, radish and turnips.  While waiting of Spring, you can also remove the seeds from flowers like  marigolds, capucines and hollyhocks.  Keep these seeds safely after drying and ornate your garden by planting them when the Spring comes around again!

While waiting for Spring to arrive, flowers such as chrysanthemums and asters stain the ground with their big bobbles.  Children are sometimes pleasantly surprised by the reappearance of strawberries brought about by the end of Summer balmy weather, before the return of the fog and the rain of Autumn.

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