Why leaves change color, signs of fall, cold frames

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, September 17, 2018

sumac leaves

Now by the brook the maple leans
With all his glory spread,
And all the sumachs on the hills
Have turned their green to red
.
–William Wilfred Campbell (1858–1918)

 
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Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Why Leaves Change Color

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.

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How to Build a Cold Frame
Cold Frames

How to Build a Cold Frame
Learn how to make a cold frame for the garden with these tips. When those first frosts of fall hit, you’ll want to protect your precious plants! 

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Signs of Autumn: Birds, Leaves, and Fading Sunlight
Your Signs of Fall?

Signs of Autumn: Birds, Leaves, and Fading Sunlight
Hawks migrating, bears foraging, acorns falling. Signs of fall are all around. Anyone who’s sweated their way through a long hot summer might be ready for a change of season. What says autumn to you? 

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Should You Walk or Run in the Rain?
Walk or Run in the Rain?

Should You Walk or Run in the Rain?
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