Backyard Bounty

Backyard Bounty

Fall comes gently to Cape Cod. There are autumn days so warm that you can sit in your backyard in the bright sun and pretend that the cold gray months are still far away. But finally, the late October Saturday comes when you can’t pretend anymore—it’s time to rip out the bolting arugula and the towering kale, cut down the stalks of fading Black Eyed Susans, and hardest of all, prune away the dying blossoms of that Cape Cod emblem of summer—the hydrangeas.

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Susan Dewey is the associate publisher and editor of Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, and Cape Cod ART. She lives in Centerville on Cape Cod and enjoys gardening, sailing, walking on the beach, gallery hopping, cooking with fresh seafood, and exploring Cape Cod and the Islands from shore to shore.

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