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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Fall Colors - Why?

This nice article from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reveals the whys and wherefores of Fall Color. The paper has an excellent RSS feed on gardening topics that bring information right to your desktop.

We don't get a lot of color here in Los Angeles, but I do remember the beautiful Fall color of my Ohio hometown. We used to go leaf-peeping in our general area when the colors were at their height.

That said, Carol Leigh's Picture This web site, provides a clearing house for California Fall Color information each year about this time. There are no reports yet, but you will be prepared for the coming onslaught.

Garden Basics: Chlorophyll isn't last word on fall colors What makes leaves turn color in autumn? It's such a simple question, yet so difficult to answer. That's because there is no one single cause for deciduous trees to turn.

(Via Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Gardening.)