Category Archives: Fall

Brown and Crispy

After 30 days with only a few drops of rain, we finally received a half-inch on Wednesday night. Unfortunately it’s too late for many of this year’s flowers. I was away for 10 days and couldn’t keep up with watering, … Continue reading

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November Strong

It’s almost mid-November and the nighttime temperatures still haven’t dropped low enough for a heavy frost or freeze in my backyard. I didn’t rip out my annuals yet because the birds are still eating seeds from the flower heads, and … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Balloon Flower Leaves in Their Autumn Glory

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Tough Guys

The killing frost has come and gone, but some of my plants are still blooming. The biggest surprise is Daylily ‘Stella in Yellow’. It was the first daylily to bloom in my garden in late spring, and now it’s also … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Leaves

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One Last Salute to Autumn 2014

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A Smaller Splash of Color

Some of my plants are getting into the fall color act. The aptly-named ‘Autumn Brilliance’ Serviceberry is doing its thing: The leaves transition from yellow to red with lots of pretty orange and peach shades in between. And my balloon … Continue reading

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Autumn in Wisconsin

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Hoping for Snow?

Almost every autumn the trees put on a spectacular show in southern Wisconsin. The natural landscape is ripe with deciduous trees—especially maples—and as the days shorten they begin to dazzle with leaves of bright red, orange and gold. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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Take a Number

It’s not unusual to get a killing frost this time of year. Not that many years ago we got one during the first week of September. Then of course it quickly warmed up into the 80s again just to add … Continue reading

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