This might be my favorite time of the year in the garden!
I don't have time to say much, but here are some of the reasons why this is so...
Tropicals planted so thickly when small, now forming a jungly wall:
Vines heavy overhead...
...and all around...
...even if they go a bit wild, get out of control:
Grasses really are king in late summer:
Or do the castor beans claim that title?
Or maybe the huge bananas, impossibly big for something that essentially dies to the ground each winter:
Perhaps it's just the fact that late summer means drier air, frequent breezes, generally pleasant evenings that make sitting outdoors something worth considering:
I haven't even gotten into the sounds of late summer: crickets, cicadas, grasshoppers, and katydids...
Don't you just love this time of year?