“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.”~Henry Rollins
September has been beautiful in our part of the Ohio River Valley…Except for the allergens. This part of the world is ground zero for hay fever and this time of year is high tide. (Am I mixing my metaphors?)
The weather begs us to open the windows and let in the cool breezes but the pollen that tags along with it sends our family into impromptu sneezing contests. Ragweed is most likely the culprit, although my wife is also allergic to goldenrod. Pity, because I’d really love to bring in big bundles of the gorgeous stuff to fill vases, mason jars and whatever else I could find with it. Not worth the assault on our sinuses, though.
So despite the pollen in the air, this is a busy time in the garden, too. Lots of stuff to do as summer ends and autumn begins. So we load up on allergy meds and antihistamines, don our work gloves and have at it, sneezing be darned.
Have you started prepping your gardens for fall yet? And is hay fever a problem in your neck of the woods?