[gardeners] How is your fall?

Liz Albrook (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 29 Oct 1997 16:06:38 +0000

We've had one of those typical fall days here in North Central Idaho. 
It's been overcast most of the day with occasional showers and a few 
periods in which the clouds have cleared to show a brilliant blue 
sky.  The ground has started turning to gold with the falling leaves. 
This is one of the best days of the year for fall color -- there are 
still lots of leaves on the trees as well as enough leaves on the 
ground to make yellow, orange and yellow lakes.  Even the worst 
spring and summer landscaping is breathtaking now with the intense 
colors of fall next to the bluegreens and grays of the ever popular 
evergreens here.

I've noticed a plethora of chrysanthemums throughout town in shades 
of pink and lavender as well as the more intensely colored asters.  
In fact, everything but the sky combines to make a sort of 
technicolor world.  Autumn is a strangely colored world in my area.  
Or maybe it's just that I'm used to the brown and green of autumn in 
the deep south.  It's like the last hurrah.

How is fall in your part of the country?  Is there anything that 
blooms now besides mums and asters?