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Everything you need to know about the fall season from the University of Illinois Extension
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Foliage Report #1 | The Berkshires in Western Massachusetts

Foliage Report #1  | The Berkshires in Western Massachusetts | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Welcome to the official Berkshires of Western Massachusetts travel and vacation resource. Find museums, theaters, lodging, restaurants, shopping, deals and events for the entire Berkshire region. Visit the Berkshires!

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Illinois Forestry : Why Tree Leaves Turn Color in Autumn

Illinois Forestry : Why Tree Leaves Turn Color in Autumn | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Only 14% of the world’s forests are temperate deciduous forests with a brilliant habit of fall coloration. Each year a landscape patchwork of yellow, orange, pink and red hues burst forth to delight millions of autumn visitors to the broadleaved, deciduous forests of North America.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Bulbs and More: Bulb Basics

Bulbs and More: Bulb Basics | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

The term "bulb" is used by most people to refer to plants that have underground, fleshy storage structures. Only some of the plants commonly called bulbsactually are bulbs. The definition of a bulb is any plant that storesits complete life cycle in an underground storage structure.

 

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Preserving Summer's Garden Bounty for Cold Days Ahead

Preserving Summer's Garden Bounty for Cold Days Ahead | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Some years, it seems that the nicest weather arrives in late summer and early fall. Warm days are followed by cool nights, and humidity levels drop into comfortable ranges. In the garden, plants are enjoying the change, too.

 

Chicago Tribune

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Garlic garden: Plant Cloves in Fall for Easy Flavor Payoff Year-Round

Garlic garden: Plant Cloves in Fall for Easy Flavor Payoff Year-Round | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

One fall, I planted garlic in my backyard garden. I divided cloves from a handful of heads and pressed them a few inches deep into soil.

 

The Denver Post

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Autumn Garden Tasks

Autumn Garden Tasks | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Even though September is the seventh month in the ninth position on the Gregorian calendar, it’s our second chance to get some gardening done.

 

David Robson: University of Illinois Extension

 

 

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Fall Foliage: 10 Fantastic iPhone Photos That Celebrate the Season

Fall Foliage: 10 Fantastic iPhone Photos That Celebrate the Season | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

 

1. Fall by Tom Rauwerdink Apparently "taken on whim" and later processed with the TiltShift Generator app, we are blown away by the intense color of this marvelous Milwaukee tree.Click here to view this gallery.We’ve...


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In New York City Parks, a Fall-Color Tour

In New York City Parks, a Fall-Color Tour | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Fall leaf-peeping not far from the subway, in New York City parks.

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Despite Drought, Wisconsin Expects Colorama

Despite Drought, Wisconsin Expects Colorama | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

State says north is good; effect on trees in southern Wisconsin unclear.

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Bulbs and More: Planting and Care

Bulbs and More: Planting and Care | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Bulbs provide a good investment for money spent and supply years of spring color in your yard. Fall is the prime time for planting of hardy spring flowering bulbs. Most bulbs can be planted until the ground is frozen.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Fall Foliage Preview: A Good Year For New England

Fall Foliage Preview: A Good Year For New England | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

As Labor Day fades quickly into our already softening memories of summer, only the most pedantic insist on pointing out that summer isn't, in fact, over quite yet.

 

Huffington Post

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Glass Pumpkin Patch Returns to Morton Arboretum

Glass Pumpkin Patch Returns to Morton Arboretum | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Over 3,000 hand-blown glass pumpkins will sparkle under the autumn sun in “The Glass Pumpkin Patch” at The Morton Arboretum, October 17-21. Returning for its second year, “The Glass Pumpkin Exhibit” kicks off the week with a three-day art display, October 17 – 19, where visitors take time to appreciate the beautiful artwork of the pumpkins.

 

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Most Popular Canadian Fall Foliage Viewing Sites

Most Popular Canadian Fall Foliage Viewing Sites | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Visitor's guide to some of Canada's most popular locations for viewing fall foliage colours...

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Leaf Identification

Leaf Identification | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

This straightforward tutorial on leaf identification comes from the Department of Horticulture at Penn State University. Simple diagrams, helpful photos, and clear explanations make short work of learning the basics of leaf identification.

 

Penn State University

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Fall Lawn Care

Fall Lawn Care | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Many homeowners do their lawn renovation in spring, but in fact this work is better done in fall once summer's heat and drought have passed. In fall, cool air temperatures and warm soil are perfect for seed germination, whereas in spring the cool soil and chilly air are less favorable. In addition, lawn weeds, such as dandelions, grow less vigorously in fall than in spring, when they compete with grass seedlings.

 

Chicago Botanic Garden

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End-Of-Season Projects

End-Of-Season Projects | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

As summer draws to a close, many gardeners are turning their attention from essential summertime maintenance — watering, weeding, deadheading, and scouting — to end-of-the-season projects that can add beauty to their home landscapes for many seasons to come.

 

Chicago Botanic Garden

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Wisconsin Fall Color Report

Wisconsin Fall Color Report | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

The official Wisconsin Tourism site offers this Fall Color Report to provide updates on peak fall foliage locations that offer spectacular hues and scenery.

 

Travel Wisconsin

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Colorado has Many Ways to Get your Leaf-Peeping Fix

Colorado has Many Ways to Get your Leaf-Peeping Fix | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Settling on a place to see autumns multi-hued masterworks around Colorado is like trying to pick the perfect leaf — there are simply too many from which to choose.

 

The Denver Post

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12 Fantastic Fall Photo Tips

12 Fantastic Fall Photo Tips | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Fall has up and arrived and kamikaze leaves crash down on unsuspecting passersby, leaf peeping is a thing again, and reports of rumbles coming from the...

 

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Michigan Fall Foliage

Michigan Fall Foliage | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

One of the nicest things about living in northern climes is the ever changing seasons. For a few weeks, nature puts on one of its most spectacular displays as native trees and shrubs finish out the growing season in a brilliant display of fall colors. Fall color starts in September with poison ivy and sumac and ends in November with the larches and weeping willows.

 

WeatherMichigan.com

 

 

 

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Warm Weather in Ohio Could Weaken Fall Color

Warm Weather in Ohio Could Weaken Fall Color | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

This season's above-average temperatures -- and below-average rainfall -- threaten autumn's annual show.

 

The Plain Dealer

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Fall Color Photos & Videos 2011, Asheville North Carolina

Fall Color Photos & Videos 2011, Asheville North Carolina | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

See photographs of mountain fall leaf color from 2011 along the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina.

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California Fall Color Blog

California Fall Color Blog | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

California Fall Color is a seasonal blog (mid-September to Thanksgiving Day) that reports fall color throughout California. Reports and photographs are provided by volunteer color spotters.

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New York Botanical Garden: Autumn Foliage Photos

Why venture all the way to New England? Autumn’s splendor is right here at the Garden. Fantastic fall foliage spreads out across our 250 acres in a sea of orange, crimson, and gold.

 

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Lurie Garden Fall Festival and Plant Sale-Sept. 15

Lurie Garden Fall Festival and Plant Sale-Sept. 15 | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Add texture to your garden with native grasses! The Lurie Garden Plant Sale will offer a variety of perennials and grasses to provide interest throughout the seasons, as well as food and shelter for local fauna.

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