Outstanding Fall Foliage

Paperbark MapleThe rich, earthy hues of fall provide a nice transition from the light, lively rainbow of pastels that marks summertime and the imminent (ominous) cold — maybe wet and windy — gray winter.  As the outside temperatures begin to drop, the deep yellows, russets, reds and maroons of the changing leaves provide warmth and brightness to this fleeting season.  Before the leaves are all gone, take note of ...

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Fall is for Planting

The searing heat of summer not only makes gardening less than pleasant, but it can be damaging to newly planted or otherwise delicate plants.  The early fall cooling temperatures make this an ideal time for most gardening tasks.  The spring soil is usually quite wet from the winter moisture and spring showers.  Planting in the wet spring can cause plant rot, and tramping around in the wet soil ...

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