Fall Foliage – Where to Find It

Central-Park-still-life-autumn-anuture-beauty-image-view-riverTomorrow is the official start to Fall and the leaves are beginning to change where I live. Just a little bit. But, all the signs are pointing to a stellar NY/Northeast Fall Foliage this year. There are a number of conditions – rainfall, type of winter, cool mornings – that go into the range and intensity of color that we get to see.

If you want to venture beyond your front yard for some pretty leaf-peeping, here is where you can find the best color:

4 Quiet Fall Foliage Drives in New England

10 Places to Visit in New England

Best Places for Fall Foilage in NY

And, for those of you who visit NYC during the Thanksgiving week, you should be greeted with beautiful hues in Central Park. Peak is estimated to happen the 2nd and 3rd weeks of November. Be sure and visit the Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building to get the best view!
parktall1475376346_14468624_1162265513870887_1807607231119682282_oColor me happy! It’s going to be a beautiful Fall!


Mums the Word

IMG_7233I’m itching to get my front pots planted for Fall. Plant materials are everywhere from the grocery to the garden centers and next to pumpkins there are mounds and mounds of mums. Easy to drop in a pot or to line up in a window box, these are autumn crowdpleasers.

Choose ones with the buds so they will last longer and for more care tips, check out this checklist from Better Homes & Gardens.IMG_7236 IMG_7239 IMG_7241IMG_4539Fall officially kicks off in a week. Mums the word!


Fall in love with a Public Garden

arboretum-fall3Though Fall isn’t officially here…we’re all thinking about it. Admit it…you’ve seen the pumpkins and mums and are dreaming of a crackling fire, sweaters and a pumpkin spice latte. Ok….maybe that’s not your favorite flavor, but you know what I mean. Fall is in the air!

One of the best ways to embrace the season is to visit one of the many stunning public gardens, like my favorite…the Dallas Arboretum, where pumpkins are fashioned into incredible displays.

To find a garden near you, check out this list compiled by House Beautiful of 16 Beautiful Public Gardens to Visit in the Fall.65,000-pumpkins-Dallas-Arboretum a532f76abd23bfcf415c890350c17d23

Get outside this Fall and embrace the beauty of the season!