"A flower with narcotic properties, hence deceitful hope." -source withheld
Cooler days, final tomato harvest, and a push to get late season vegetables (radishes, Swiss chard, bok choy, and turnips) planted - that's what's happening here. Perhaps some shrewd gardeners are perparing their orders for spring-flowering bulbs. That comes after mums and pumpkins for me. My daffodils rarely make it in the ground before Thanksgiving, but the task is certainly one of my favorites, a gardening ritual of hope.