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Re: Fall

I found it interesting that farther south and lower elevations are
having more color show. Since I am a plains person maybe this is normal
in the mountains. Heading down the rest of the parkway today and hope to
be on Asheville tonight.


On Sep 16, 2010, at 2:21 PM, 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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