Our vintage Almanacs advise us to finish planting tulips and other hardy bulbs, to have all potatoes dug, and to make sure that apples are picked before the end of the month. Trees should be pruned before a winter wind takes any dead branches. See more gardening jobs for October. Dipping autumn leaves in a thin film of melted beeswax will preserve both leaf and color. Weather lore warns that every fog in October will bring a snow come winter.
The soft wind and the yellow leaves
Are having their last dance
together. –Harriet Eleanor Hamilton-King (1840–1920)