Frost

Lisa Johnson

There's a reason the show is called Tips for Hardy Gardeners and not Tips for Hardy Plants.

Some of them didn't make it through the killing frosts of late May.

Some of them didn't make it through the blazing heat of last week.

And now, Tom Kasper says, some of them aren't going to make it through the most anguish-ridden time for gardeners: the thinning.

Chris Harwood

Tom Kasper says it's not too late to plant your garden, but also acknowledges the reality of May (and even June) frosts can damage some annual plants, so one might consider waiting as well.  

Eltjo Poort/Flickr

The autumnal equinox isn't until next week, but Larry says frost on the pumpkin - or spider web - and temperatures in the 30s means fall.

But stay on the lookout for birds, butterflies, and dragonflies at Hawk Ridge; insects buzzin' in the goldenrod; apples, high-bush cranberries and more getting ripe; mushrooms and yes, tiny, tiny snapping turtles.