WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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18 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 Franklinia with emerging fiery red-orange foliage gardening in bloom greenhouse flower beds flora horticulture shrubbery Fall Finale R U T H F U R M A N writer the green scene the bittersweet season is upon us — and I don't mean the horrid invasive plant that is smothering our native plants — but rather the time when summer concedes her boldness to autumn's more sedate pace. We say farewell to all the pretty annuals planted dur- ing the freshness of spring and carefully nurtured over the summer. The perennials too are looking weary and ready for bed. Also, the last of the vegetables are being harvested, and many trees and shrubs are donning their autumnal mantles. But before we put all our tools away there is still time to instill fall interest or fill in gaps from last winter's destruction. The cooler weather is inviting for outdoor work and it's defi- nitely not too late to plant. The air temperatures are falling but the soil retains its warmth longer than the air. Almost anything can be planted now but there are some fall planting hazards to avoid such as arborvitae (Thuja sp.), leylands (Curpessocyparis leylandii), and eastern red cedars

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