Fall Facts of Life
The next time a child asks you why leaves turn colors, you'll have that answer and a lot more information about autumn after visiting the Web site at www.ncnatural.com/fall-color/. The site is filled with information and scientific explanations about autumn tree identificaton, fall foliage, autumn folklore, bird and butterfly migration, and even how to make your fall photographs the best ever.
For next year, plan a garden that goes full-steam through fall and early winter with the help of Autumn Gardens, by Ethne Clarke (Soma Books, 1999; $35). Splendidly illustrated with color photos, this book provides suggestions for a wealth of combinations of foliage, grasses, berries, bark, and flowers to keep the color coming right into winter.