Short days and chilly nights slowly put my garden to sleep. But I'm still waiting for a hard freeze. I thought it might be last night so moved Geraniums, Ferns, Plumbago, Jade, Christmas Cactus, and Hibiscus into the garage or house. This morning the impatiens were still healthy so I'm still waiting. Last year I lost a white and a red Crown of Thorns to the first frost so I've been watching more closely this year. This week I took a day off from work to finish up a new section of garden at church; the roses, perennials, and bulbs were planted and all new bare ground was mulched heavy and covered with pine straw. I wasn't rushed, the weather was mild, dirt feels good in my hands, and when I took a break I enjoyed looking at what I had done. It was a special day for me. While there I took this photo of Prairie Sun Black Eyed Susan still bloomimg. I started them from seed and they provided cut flowers for the last five months.