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Everything you need to know about the fall season from the University of Illinois Extension
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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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The Fall Color Blog: Northern Michigan and the UP

The Fall Color Blog: Northern  Michigan and the UP | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Even though it is late August, we have been getting hints of fall in the air with some cold nights and cooler “fall-like” days in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.Check out the fall color tours.

 

The Fall Color Blog

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Fall Leaves and Faded Garden Plants Make Great Compost

Fall Leaves and Faded Garden Plants Make Great Compost | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo.–Curbside leaf and brush removal dates will be here before we know it. If you dread filling sacks with fallen leaves, a Univers...

 

University of Missouri Extension

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Lawns: What to Do, What to Do, about Fall Seeding

Lawns: What to Do, What to Do, about Fall Seeding | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

What to do, what to do, about fall seeding…...

 

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Food Safety: Home Food Preservation

Food Safety: Home Food Preservation | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Penn State University and Cooperative Extension have been publishing safe home food preservation recommendations and providing tips and techniques to the public for over 100 years. In this time, we have come a long way in perfecting preservation methods so they are nutritious, good tasting, and safe to eat.

 

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Fall Festivals

Fall Festivals | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Fall Festivals from across the United States.

 

Festivals.com

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Environmental Education for Kids: Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Environmental Education for Kids:  Why Do Leaves Change Color? | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Now it's autumn, and you're ready -- okay, almost ready -- to be back in school. Those hardworking trees, on the other hand, need to take a break from all that photosynthesizing. When leaves change color from green to yellow, bright orange, or red, you'll know that trees are beginning their long winter's rest.

 

Wisconsin DNR

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Fall Migration Takes Wing as Experts Keep an Eye Out for Drought Impacts

Fall Migration Takes Wing as Experts Keep an Eye Out for Drought Impacts | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

The avian parade continues with hummingbirds, warblers and vireos the next species to begin their migration south, providing Wisconsin birders some great viewing opportunities and experts more insight into how the early spring and drought has affected Wisconsin’s winged travelers.

 

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Fall Color Projections May Dampen MN Tourism

Fall Color Projections May Dampen MN Tourism | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

"Everyone's ready for fall," says Sam Bengs with the Red Wing Visitor's Bureau. "We are known for our gorgeous color and it brings tourists to town."

 

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Colorful Autumn Leaves - Predicting and Planning

Colorful Autumn Leaves - Predicting and Planning | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

People, also known as "leaf peepers," plan vacations around the best fall color. Luckily we don't have to travel far for a good show. Fall color does vary depending on plant genetics, growing season, weather, and changes in daylight. The sun and the earth have taken care of the day length issue.

 

The Homeowners Column - University of Illinois Extension

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Plant a Marmo Maple for Fall Color

Plant a Marmo Maple for Fall Color | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Marmo maple (Acer x fremanii ‘Marmo’) is a tree with a lot to love. The natural offspring of silver and red maple parents, it appears to have inherited the positive characteristics of both. Unlike its silver parent, it is seedless—joy to all gardeners who annually rake up barrels of dried silver maple seeds, often from their neighbor’s trees.

 

Chicago Botanic Garden

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Overwintering Potted Plants

Overwintering Potted Plants | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

In colder regions, where freezing temperatures are the norm at the height of winter, gardeners must protect plants from both the cold and the wind using a range of techniques. Overwintering container-grown plants outdoors is extremely challenging in the coldest regions of the country (Zone 4 and colder), where it's best to grow annuals and perennials for one short season of color.

 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Plant Some Minor Bulbs this Fall

Plant Some Minor Bulbs this Fall | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Most gardeners will busy themselves in the fall preparing for spring color by thinking about spring flowering bulbs, but what about adding unusual flowers and different colors to the garden by using what are often referred to as minor or miscellaneous bulbs.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Fall Foliage around Chicago for First-Timers

Fall Foliage around Chicago for First-Timers | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Fall is the time of year most Chicagoans pine for-the relief after summer's brutal heat and the last stop before winter's brutal cold.

 

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Michigan Fall Color Tours

Michigan Fall Color Tours | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Find fall color tours in Michigan. It's when autumn arrives in Michigan on your next Pure Michigan travel adventure.

 

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Don't Throw Away Those Pumpkin Seeds

Don't Throw Away Those Pumpkin Seeds | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

BUTLER, Mo. – One of the best rewards during pumpkin carving season are the seeds. They can be roasted, boiled, dehydrated and even microwaved. ...

 

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Dahlia: The Forgotten Fall Flower

Dahlia: The Forgotten Fall Flower | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Dahlias produce some of the garden's most spectacular flowers. Indeed, the "dinner plate" type of dahlia often produces flowers 12 to 14 inches in diameter if given proper care. Although dahlias flower throughout the summer, the warm days and cool nights associated with fall causes them to produce greater numbers of flowers with more intense, vibrant color.

 

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Healthy Halloween Treats

Healthy Halloween Treats | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Halloween brings out the kid in all of us. It's fun to get dressed up in a costume and parade around the neighborhood or go to a party. Treats are a part of the fun. However, treats don't have to be sticky, gooey candy.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Environmental Education for Kids: September Phenology

Environmental Education for Kids: September Phenology | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Watch as the seasons change, you'll find that nature can tell you what time of year it is.

 

Wisconsin DNR

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Fall Activity for Kids: Leaf Printing

Fall Activity for Kids:  Leaf Printing | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Follow along and learn how to print leaf shapes on your favorite t-shirt or make a bandana with leaves on it.

 

Wisconsin DNR

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Minnesota Fall Color Reports

Minnesota Fall Color Reports | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

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Massachusetts Fall Foliage Update

Massachusetts Fall Foliage Update | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Massachusetts fall foliage season starts around October 1, with peak color around Columbus Day weekend.

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Fall: The Color Red

Fall: The Color Red | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

What is it about red? At a party, it's the red dress that turns heads. On the highway, it's the red sports car. In the prairie, it's the rare cardinal flower in a sea of goldenrod. And when the woods take on a golden glow, the flame of red is what makes an autumn spectacular.

 

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Basic Seed Saving

Basic Seed Saving | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Basic Seed Saving is a 48 page booklet describing useful terms and concepts central to seed saving. It lists specific seed saving instructions for 27 common vegetables and 29 wild flowers.

 

International Seed Saving Institute

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The Leaves They are a-Changing

The Leaves They are a-Changing | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Leaves are already changing colors from Stevens Point north to Eagle River, WI.

 

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