Autumn typically comes late in Grosse Pointe -- the result of our location very near the warmth of Lake St Clair (in my case, it's only a half-block away). It's SO pretty at this time of year -- and I must say, I greatly appreciate weather in the 70s instead of the 80s and 90s. I am NOT a tropical plant. Here is what's happening in my gardens!!! Purpley bushy stuff! The last of the hostas! Enjoy the season!