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Which Season Is Your Team Favorite?

By Trish
October 16, 2011

Is spring automatically a gardener's favorite season? Let's find out in this week's Which Team article!

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Name: Emily
Mid-Cape Cod, MA. zone 7a
Charter ATP Member
Oct 17, 2011 6:36 AM CST
I agree with others: Spring is the most thrilling; Summer the most fulfilling; Winter the most relaxing, but FALL is hands-down my favorite. I love the light, the crisp, dry air, the sense of abundance as flowers and shrubs and trees show me their last, best colors. And I get to collect seeds for next year!!
Name: Pat(rick) George
Finland (previously England)
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Oct 17, 2011 10:26 AM CST
When I lived in England it was autumn very narrowly over spring. The colours of the trees, the misty mornings, the berries and fruit. Here in Finland spring is so short that if you get up late you'll miss it! Autumn can be nice, but it also is short. I rather like winter - the snow and the crisp dry air - but the long dark nights are a drawback. Only five hours of daylight at Christmas.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Oct 17, 2011 10:59 AM CST Admin


I don't think I would do very well with that!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Oct 17, 2011 11:05 AM CST
I'm with you Trish; NEED my sunlight.
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Oct 17, 2011 9:51 PM CST
I love fall the most. Seems like it is the best weather (for Texas) and many of the flowers are blooming..esp the salvias! Oh yes, and it rains sometimes Hilarious!
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Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
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Oct 19, 2011 12:06 PM CST
Fall, Fall, Fall!
Besides the shear beauty of it, the "sauna season" is over and it's pleasant enough to get out and prepare for next year.
Fall is the BEST time to install perennials!
And then the garden goes gently to bed with all that promise for next season!
Fall, Fall, Fall!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
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Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Oct 20, 2011 3:00 PM CST
I do love sprng but if I MUST pick one, it's FALL. After the horrible 115 degree temperatures with the AC blasting and the huge utility bills, fall is a welcome relief to me. I love the colors of the trees (if I take a two hour drive up north: cacti don't change colors not do many of our trees here.

Our fall lasts well into most climates winters. Winter in Phoenix is about 6 weeks long. Summer here is not comfortable and while spring is a new season, fresh for new beginnings, there is something about fall that brings such welcome relief.
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Name: Carol
East Texas/ Zone8a
Charter ATP Member
Oct 25, 2011 11:26 PM CST
Since I have gotten older... Grumbling ... I don't go out much in the winter and summer months except to get in the car, or get out of the car and go in the house.

It is a real toss up between spring and fall for me. I love the first blooms of spring and filling in the beds with new plants. Our spring doesn't last long and before you know it, it is HOT!

I enjoy fall, the changing of the leaves, with hues of gold and red... not just green (live) and brown (dead)! I really enjoy getting the tropical pants ready to go in the greenhouse for the winter.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Jul 31, 2013 9:57 PM CST
Don't know how I missed this and being late to the party, but it's FALL for me! nodding Hurray! Lovey dubby Thumbs up

Love the cooler temps, the cooler winds and the colored leaves! It's the best time of the year!
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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Jul 31, 2013 11:43 PM CST
I guess I like Spring and fall both...but especially April and October. Summer is really bad here, so can't wait for lower temps again! Any month when we get adequate rainfall without really high temps can suddenly become my temporary favorite!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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