Things to do this week:
* Decide on roses. In the fall, you must decide between more flowers and letting a rosebush rest. Many like to let roses take a breather by not cutting them back, but letting rose hips form. Rose hips can be nearly as decorative as flowers, but some consider orange hips, or fruits, to be more appropriate to the season.
The alternative is to cut fall's flowers back to a five-part leaf, and the rose will make flowers one more time before going briefly dormant in January. You might even have flowers for the holidays.
* Plant sasanqua camellias. Fortunately for the gardener, the best time to plant camellias is when they are in bloom, since growth closely follows flowering. This is fortunate because a gardener can go to the nursery and see what they are getting. At this time of the year, it is the sasanqua camellias that are blooming.