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Re: Fall

I checked our 15 day forecast and relief is on the way.  Mon. 9/27 the
forecast is - sunny and colder / high 86 low 65.  LOL!  yep in Texas not
getting out of the 80's qualifies as colder.   That's on Accuweather, I
didn't make it up, honest!   :-D

On 9/16/10, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
> 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
> always
> great to see friends at state meetings - I haven't missed one since 1987.
> This
> 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
> well
> attended. I was responsible for the horticulture division, and had to argue
> fiercely for space.  I was told noone would bother with "that stuff."
> Well, it's
> true we only had 138 horticulture entries, and ran out of blue ribbons
> because
> 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
> disaster,
> and I am quite ready to call it quits on this season.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 9/16/2010 5:46:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> gossiper@sbcglobal.net writes:
> 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.
> Donna
> On Sep 15, 2010, at 7:05 PM, BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net>
> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> >
> > B
> > ETN Zone 7
> > Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com>
> > To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:43:59 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] Fall
> >
> > 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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