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Hope Falls Eternal

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Hope Falls Eternal

Welcome rainfall sends us into November; a special Halloween treat for you!


As October departs for 2022, it is worth taking note on what we have covered in just a month, and where we’re headed in the days ahead.  In our first weeks of October, the parched dry soil seemed to suck the life out of many oak trees in our woodland areas, as their toasted foliage turned a brittle brown.  Wildfires were certainly a concern, with the tinderbox like conditions. Fortunately by mid-month we received our first rainfall in six weeks; most received a half-inch rain or so on Wednesday. The prospects for additional precipitation this Saturday night/Sunday morning look good.


The last week of the month brings hope.  Most locations in the area hopefully will have received about two inches of rainfall in total, this month.  Fortunately, the pall that seemed to hang on from the summer-past is lifting. Hope doesn’t spring eternal;  hope falls eternal


Indeed the hope for fall gained momentum the last half of the month.  With no ninety-degree temperatures since September 2, and only three eighty degrees days since October 11, we received our first ‘taste’ of fall on October 17, when the high only reached 60 degrees; our first freeze on the 20th.  In addition to the welcome seasonal temperature changes, we have managed to receive sufficient rainfall. 


Closing the month out, many of us are looking to receive another half inch of rainfall, and with the flipping of the calendar on Tuesday, our weather continues, on the mild side.  November begins only a few degrees cooler than did October, and the drought conditions that existed only a month ago, have now relented.  The wonderful October-ending rains transition to the eleventh month, with the greatest of ease.  For us gardeners, hope falls eternal, with the splendor of autumn!


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We are well equipped for your gardening needs.  Seasonal color, trees, shrubs, perennials, and expertise!


David Bates


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