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by K. Marc Teffeau, Ph.D.

Autumn Leaves are Falling Autumn leaves are falling, there is a crispness in the air, and the landscape is slowly turning brown. For gardeners, November is a transition month between fall and winter. The foliage color display is just about finished, and the rainfall in October and early November has removed most of the leaves from the trees. At this time of year, the various hues of

greens and blues of the narrowand broad-leafed evergreens start to stand out in the landscape. The clear, cool November days are an excellent time to prepare the landscape and garden for the winter months. The chrysanthemums have finished f lowering, so now is the time to clean them up by removing the f lower stalks within a few inches of the ground.