Garden

©Lisa Johnson

To kill, or not to kill?   That is the question—

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The deer and rabbits of outrageous hunger,

Or to take arms against them in defence of the garden,

And, by opposing, end them?

(with apologies to William Shakespeare)

Tom Kasper/Lisa Johnson

September is perfect for spending time in the garden.  The temperatures are lovely, the harvest is busting out all over, and it's great to find a comfortable place to sit (in or near your plot), appreciate what you've accomplished and plan a little for how you could garden for yourself - and others - next year.

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Cool air temps, warm soil temps: it's the best time to plant/relocate/divide/share perennials ... but Tom Kasper reveals a deteriorating relationship with his garden as the season moves on.

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Tom Kasper says it's time to get that garden in, and like many undertakings, it's more fun with a friend.

The annuals and vegetables are going into the ground - along with the haul from some recent local plant sales - and the game of wits between gardeners and deer and rabbits begins another season ...