Seems hung; the woods wear yet arrayment sober
Till frost shall make them flame; silent and whist
The drooping cherry orchards of October
Like mournful pennons hang their shriveling leaves
Russet and orange: all things now decay;
Long since ye garnered in your autumn sheaves,
And sad the robins pipe at set of day."
In the roadside wildflower garden I am planning to add more purples, reds and blues to the many yellow and orange perennials I have currently.
I have started buying Spring bulbs -purple allium, red and yellow tulips and daffodils to plant later this month or the beginning of November, depending how cold it gets.
Next to Spring and Summer, October is my favorite month for planning and planting. The long, hot summer is but a distant memory now as the cool days and nights call us out into the garden.