more about: fall color

Why Grumpy Hates Fall Color

Why do we have amazing fall foliage one year and barfy fall color the next? Heck if I know.

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Fall Color to Die For — Literally

It’s the beginning of fall. You emerge one morning to find that your tree has suddenly turned color a good 4 to 6 weeks early. You find this delightful. You’re not so happy when your tree fails to leaf out next spring. What the heck happened? Is the Big Guy mad at you?

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Fall Is Here!

Our photographers are racing around the region trying to capture the first signs of fall in the South. From the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Smokies and beyond, the shades of gold and amber that wash over our landscape this time of year are a sight to see.

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Why Trees Change Color & Why They Don’t

  The fall makes me happy. The fall drives me nuts. And it’s all the fault of the trees.   Fall makes me happy because it’s the grand consummation of what people and plants have been laboring for all year. People harvest alfalfa, soybeans, sweet potatoes, and apples. Fall flowers bloom to set seed to beget a new generation next […]

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Coming Soon — Magnificent Fall Color

In addition to being the object of constant adulation, one of the Grump’s foremost pleasures is touring the South’s most beautiful gardens. And if you love fall color as much as I do, there is one garden in Kentucky you must see before you die — Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest.   This special place near the town of Clermont […]

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Question of the Week — November 5, 2008

What Are Your Top Three Plants for Great Fall Color? Tell me yours and I’ll tell you mine!

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