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Daily Newsletter for Monday, September 11, 2017
Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling,
Give me juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard,
Give me a field where the unmowed grass grows,
Give me an arbor, give me the trellised grape.
–Walt Whitman (1919–92)
Hurricane Names for the 2020 Hurricane Season
This year’s hurricane season has been “extremely active.” In fact, we’ve already run through the official list of names! What happens next? See the list of hurricane names for this year—plus, learn how hurricanes are named and see the history behind naming storms. Is your name or the name of a...
Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Ever wonder why leaves change color? Did you know that fall’s vivid colors are actually hidden underneath summer’s green? The main reason for color change is not autumn’s chilly weather, but light—or rather, the lack of it.
Many gardeners dream of growing their own juicy apples. However, growing fruit takes long-term commitment—from pruning apple trees for good form to pest control—for success. Here’s our expert advice on planting, growing, and harvesting apples.