I need to clean out my pots on the deck but time is short now. It will have to wait until December. Some areas west of us are expecting frost so it won't be long before we will be affected as well. The pat few years I planted my Christmas Poinsettia in the garden and it has done so well. The deer had not touched it but this year, I notice that some of the leaves have been picked off. The geraniums are still blooming but most of the other plants have just been stressed and are looking bedraggled due to the heat and drought. I thought I had purchased a kiwi and the plant looked good through the summer but didn't begin producing fruit until September. I kept looking at the thing and thinking how much it looked like a tomato plant and it is a tomato plant.
I hope next year will be better.