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Falling leaves and temperatures indicate a change in Mother Nature’s modus operandi, a sign that things are slowing down, especially in our gardens. Plants are physically preparing for the dormant period ahead, but, before their long sleep, they put on a dizzying display of colors for a last hurrah of autumnal splendor. The crisp, clear air enhances the scale of colors from bright yellows and oranges to glowing pinks and reds. And as the season winds down, we get smoldering colors from the unsung heroes of our New England forests and one of my favorite trees—the oak.

Read more in the Digital Edition of the Fall 2017 Issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine!