21 September 2012

First Day of Autumn

Pyracantha fruits are turning


Autumnal Equinox
Fall Equinox


10:49 AM EDT
Saturday, September 22, 2012
in Savannah





The September equinox occurs the moment
the sun crosses the celestial equator 



Persephone returns to the underworld

We celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with the ritual of making repairs to the winter home of the cold sensitive trees............... on average, our risk of frost is from November 24 through March 1.







Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)
Goldenrod (Solidago




Sasanqua
Yuletide





Our frost-free growing season is around 268 days.








Getting ready for winter
New Benches
4.0


Ficus Burtt davyi "nana"
The level of available potassium in the soil will increase a tree’s frost resistance. 




Bonsai Beginnings: Freeze Protecton











Autumnal Equinox rituals celebrate the seasonal change








Zinnia




Zinnia




Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana) 







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