Now that autumn has officially arrived, here is your guide to the season and its color:
Ash—yellow to dark purple
Birches—light orange to yellow
Black gum—bright scarlet
Box elder—bright yellow
Hawthorn—brilliant varying colors and fruit
Honey locust—light yellow
Poplar—yellow green and golden yellow
Red maple—bright scarlet and orange
Red oak—dark rusty red
Silver maple—pale yellow
Sugar maple—bright yellow to orange and scarlet
Tulip tree—bright yellow
Walnut—dull yellow to light brown
October SKI Tips
The cool weather slows the growth rate of grass leaves so fertilizing in the fall will add density to the grass. Dense grass means a stronger start next spring.
More wild creatures eat acorns than any other food, not only because they are abundant, but because they are nutritious.
Pumpkin flesh is virtually fat free. It’s high in Vitamin A and contains 80 calories/cup.
The first novel written on a typewriter was “Tom Sawyer”.
If you want fresh herbs for the winter, carefully dig up your garden plants, retaining as much soil as possible. Transplant them into clay pots and place on a sunny windowsill.
Water indoor plants less and discontinue fertilizer as growth slows for the winter.
According to the October issue of “Money Magazine”, Fishers, Indiana is ranked 4th in the nation for the biggest job growth through 2020.
Winter storms ahead: Stock up on flashlights, batteries, candles, non-perishable food, sand or calcium-chloride based de-icer.
Birds are establishing their fall and winter feeding areas or are migrating through the area so make sure your birdfeeders are full.
Use less hot water by setting your soap dispenser or soap dish on the left side of the sink in your kitchen and bathroom, as close to the hot water handle as possible. We tend to reach for the cold handle automatically. Cool water is just as effective for cleaning your hands as hot water.
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