This week, please enjoy a guest article written by my cousin, Greg Rule!
My best friend and I headed up to Manhattan the summer of 1975 to attend Kansas State University. Ed was in Architecture school; I was in Horticulture. We met at North High School here in Wichita, and also went to West Side Christian Church together.
Nothing says fall gardening like winter hardy pansies and violas. These blooming annuals give us three-season color in the landscape like no other color option we have. From early fall, through the winter months and until they are replaced with our summer bloomers after the last frost, we are able to enjoy the vibrant colors planted now.
Acorns falling from the canopy of oak trees overhead, sweetgum seed balls starting to fall and pumpkin spice lattes on the menu at coffee shops are all signs of the changing season. Highs in the mid 80’s and lows approaching the 50’s are especially welcome now. Fall gardening time is here.