Chilly here today - feels like fall. The dogwoods began to turn several
weeks ago. We were in Cooperstown for a big State Garden Club federation
meeting since Sunday. We drove out through showers, but none fell here.
We haven't had a drop in nearly four weeks, and it was already dry before
that. This was the hottest summer on record in this area, and I'm sure the
driest, too, though I haven't seen figures. Everything is parched. The only
thing that seems not to be fazed by the weather is ragweed, which is
thicker and taller than I can remember. I've seen no New England asters,
which are usually grand about now. Those in my garden have disappeared.
There are very few JoePyes, and a few small white asters. On the drive out
to Cooperstown, however, the goldenrod was pretty grand.
That is such a beautiful drive across New York state. I always look forward
to it. And Cooperstown is one of the most beautiful spots I know. It's
great to see friends at state meetings - I haven't missed one since 1987.
time we put on a Petite Standard Flower Show (that is with everything, both
designs and horticulture, tiny in scale). It was a very pretty show, and
attended. I was responsible for the horticulture division, and had to argue
fiercely for space. I was told noone would bother with "that stuff."
true we only had 138 horticulture entries, and ran out of blue ribbons
the chairman hadn't thought she would need so many. Someday they will
learn to listen to me - if I live that long.
Happy birthday to Noreen, and to anyone else I have missed in this hectic
summer. I hope and pray fall will slow down a bit, though the next three
weeks still are fully scheduled. I have not been able to keep up with my
garden, even if the weather had been kinder. As it is, it's just a
and I am quite ready to call it quits on this season.
In a message dated 9/16/2010 5:46:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
Spotty color throughout PA. Here on the skyline drive in VIrginia most
haven't changed It appears this area needs rain as most falls are dry
for the most part.
On Sep 15, 2010, at 7:05 PM, BONNIE_HOLMES <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> More and more yellow is showing in the trees; dogwoods are turning red;
> goldenrod and iron weed are blooming (makes a lovely arrangement);
> garlic ordered; fall veggie bed needs to be planted. It's fall.
> ETN Zone 7
> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911.
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> To: "Garden Chat" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Maples and dogwoods coloring up here. And the rains seem to have have
> started, although it may be a bit early for the constant drizzle. But
> it is raining now.
> Inland Jim
> Willamette Valley
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