There are certain trees that consistently remain my favorites. When I think about their common characteristics, one thing stands out: the bark. Interesting bark is always there, whether the tree is leafing out, blooming, or showing dramatic fall color. Bark remains constant whether the tree is good, bad, pretty or ugly.
November 6, 1997
A total of five students from Grant County are among the approximately 115,000 students included in the 20th annual edition of The National Dean s List, 1996-1997. Students are selected for this honor by their college deans, registrars or honor society advisors and must be held in the upper 10 percent in their class.
Some years are worse than others: I remember years when it was like a siege of lady beetles other years a few popped up here or there. Usually they sneak their way into our homes as a noticeable chill settles in. On sunny days they cling to the screen door on the south side of where I write. Presently they are displayed before me. I need not worry about them as they sun themselves; but the ones that collect indoors, well your best bet is a vacuum cleaner.
The landscapes are constantly changing: from season to season and year to year. I love the seasonal changes in Kentuckiana, they keep us guessing. When I am tired of one season the next is about to begin. But there are other types of changes that affect the way we enjoy our gardens, over time sunny spots become shady as trees mature and landscapes evolve.
Fall has arrived with two threats of frost so far (but none that materialized for the farm.) Frost is inevitable, of course, it happens every year so let’s get organized for the return of our tropical to the not-so-great indoors.