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Everything you need to know about the fall season from the University of Illinois Extension
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Autumn Colors in Missouri

Autumn Colors in Missouri | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

The spectacular parade of colors associated with the "Indian Summer" days of autumn is created by a complicated series of interactions involving pigments, sunlight, moisture, chemicals, hormones, temperature, length of daylight, growing location and genetic traits.

 

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The Undue Fear of Missing Peak Foliage in New England

The Undue Fear of Missing Peak Foliage in New England | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

New England Fall Foliage Offers Far More Color Than Just At Peak Conditions, As Color Lasts For Weeks and Varies With Elevation and Geography.

 

Yankee Magazine

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Tips on Overwintering Geraniums

Tips on Overwintering Geraniums | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

You can beat the frost and save your geraniums by taking them inside to overwinter, said an Extension horticulture educator.

 

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Best Fall Food Festivals in New England

Best Fall Food Festivals in New England | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

A few of our picks for the Best Fall Food Festivals in New England. Plan a road trip, see the foliage, and bring your appetite to these fun food events!

 

Yankee Magazine

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September signals the first thoughts of fall and when we think fall we think food festivals.  Fall is a great time to visit new areas of New England, enjoy gorgeous foliage and sample fabulous food. These food festivals will allow you and your family to enjoy what many New Englanders consider the best season of all.

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Autumn Berries on Shrubs

Autumn Berries on Shrubs | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

When selecting plants for fall beauty, people often look at fall foliage color. Leaf color adds to the character of the landscape and season. However, there are other exciting sources of fall color and beauty beyond leaf color, including fruits—typically berries.

 

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Illinois Fall Foliage: A MapQuest Guide

Illinois Fall Foliage: A MapQuest Guide | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Illinois fall foliage features brilliant hues and spectacular scenery. The changing colors of leaves in autumn is one of nature’s most beloved rites of passage -- and makes for one of the most popular and inexpensive getaways for families.

 

LeafQuest

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Fall Foliage Apps For Leaf Peepers

Fall Foliage Apps For Leaf Peepers | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

If you've got an iPhone, you've got a leg up on other leaf peepers.

 

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Fall in PA: Fall Foliage Report

Fall in PA: Fall Foliage Report | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Every fall, Pennsylvania displays an unrivaled blaze of glory along its highways, and throughout its small towns.

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Cover Crops for the Vegetable Garden,

Cover Crops for the Vegetable Garden, | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Fall is the time to start thinking about cover crops for the vegetable garden.

 

University of IL Extension

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An Ounce of Prevention Can Help Control Rodents

An Ounce of Prevention Can Help Control Rodents | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

This time of year, many of us are pulling out holiday decorations and cold winter wear that has been packed away since last spring. We look forward to festive lights and bulky sweaters to comfort us on cold nights. But before you slip into that sweater, be aware that it may have been used in the last nine months as hearth and home for a rodent.

 

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Bring Your Houseplants Indoors

Bring Your Houseplants Indoors | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Many people move their houseplants outdoors for the summer to rejuvenate them after a long winter. But take care-it’s time to bring them back indoors.

 

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Five Fabulous Fall Foliage Train Rides

Five Fabulous Fall Foliage Train Rides | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it
What better combination than railroads and leaf-peeping? No traffic, no driving distractions, just a leisurely ride featuring fiery blasts of fall color.   CNN
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Fall is Great Time to Plant a Tree

Fall is Great Time to Plant a Tree | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Fall is a great time for planting trees in your landscape, notes Richard Hentschel, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture specialist.

 

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Everything You Need to Know: Autumnal Equinox of 2012

Everything You Need to Know: Autumnal Equinox of 2012 | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Happy equinox to all! The 2012 September equinox will arrive at 9:49 a.m. CDT (14:49 Universal Time) on September 22.

 

Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

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New England Foliage: Live Foliage Map & Scenic Drives

New England Foliage: Live Foliage Map & Scenic Drives | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

YankeeFoliage.com, from the editors of Yankee Magazine. The premier Web site for New England fall foliage.

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Picking and Storing Apples and Pears

Picking and Storing Apples and Pears | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Apples and pears tend to have different maturity indicators that will help the backyard orchardist know when fruits are mature. Fruits tend to mature based on weather conditions and where they are grown in the state. Fruit maturity is late in northern parts of the state compared to the central and southern parts.

 

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Visit Starved Rock State Park this Fall

Visit Starved Rock State Park this Fall | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Voted the #1 attraction in the state of Illinois!

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Drought Might Affect Fall Foliage

Drought Might Affect Fall Foliage | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

While patches of yellow are beginning to pop up across the mountain landscape, local experts are at odds over whether the trees will change early this year due to the drought.

 

Aspen Daily News Online

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Fall in Virginia

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Fall in Virginia - Fall Foliage, 48 Hour Getaways, Scenic Drives, State and National Parks...

 

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Late Summer and Fall Lawn Care

Late Summer and Fall Lawn Care | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Depending on where you live in Illinois, late summer and fall lawn care will differ, said Richard Hentschel, U of I Extension specialist.

 

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How to Build a Compost Bin

How to Build a Compost Bin | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Composting is a natural biological process where bacteria, fungi and other organisms decompose organic materials such as leaves, grass clippings, and food wastes. The end product is called compost. While composting occurs naturally, the process can be accelerated and improved by human intervention.

 

University of Missouri Extension

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Start Composting this Fall

Start Composting this Fall | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Gardeners refer to compost as "black gold" because it is a great material for garden soil. Adding compost to clay soil makes them easier to work and plant. The addition of compost to sandy soils improves the water holding capacity.

 

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