Monthly Archives: September 2011

Seeds of the Season

By  Mary Beth Pottratz Friday was the first day of fall, and geese are already honking overhead, practicing their V formations before heading south. Many birds have already migrated. Even the flowers are paying attention to the calendar. Most of … Continue reading

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Welcome, Fall

By Ulrike Axen Wow, we have had it all this week – summer heat, on-going dry weather, late fall-like frost – and now a more seasonal cool rainy day. The vegetation is showing signs of this mixed-up changing season. The … Continue reading

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Meandering in the Dog Days

Arboretum editor’s note: In the few days between receiving this blog that describes the Dog Days and “unseasonable heat” and before posting today, we hit a cold snap. After the frost: Although the National Weather Service in Chanhassen reported a … Continue reading

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Spring Peeper Meadow

 By Mary Beth Pottratz  It feels strange to be wearing clothes in layers on this first nippy morning of summer, and my feet rebel against the confinement of shoes. A deep blue sky is punctuated with large billows of cumulous … Continue reading

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