The Garden Blogger Fall Color Project

The Garden Blogger Fall Color Project

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With fall fast approaching and some areas of the world already beginning to see the shades of autumn leaves appearing I thought it might be a fun idea to track where the peak colors are changing. I hope you’ll jump in and participate in this project!

Here’s the idea:
1) Take pictures of the peak fall colors near you and post about them on your blog. Be sure to tell us some details of where the pictures were taken and what kind of trees are pictured. It doesn’t have to be in your yard, just somewhere near you.
2) Then report back to this post and let me know that you’ve posted your peak post. I’ll link to your post so that everyone may enjoy your fall color display.
3) Be sure to identify your City, State (or province) and Country in your post and in the link.
4) Also please be sure to link back to this post to encourage others to participate!

In theory we should be able to follow the transition of peak times from far in the north to as far south as the leaves change color. Sorry to those folks in the deep south or in the tropics this is more of a cooler climate event.

I’ll post the most recent 5 blog posts in my sidebar with a link to a summary post that will include some of the details of each fall color location. All bloggers are welcome to participate, it’s not just for garden bloggers! So quickly go out there and take some fall color pictures in their prime before the trees get naked!

Dave

Dave has written GrowingTheHomeGarden.com since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. Sure would be great to see all the beautiful colors from different parts of the world. We do have a few trees that change but it is so far into the winter. Some parts are pretty but for the most part all is evergreen. Even the oak in my back yard doesn’t loose it’s leaves {if you can call them that} until almost Feb.
    Super great idea.

  2. Great idea, Dave. I wish the photos I take were as good as yours.

  3. I’m all for it Dave, though you know I won’t have the peak photos for you until closer to end of October. I’ll make myself a reminder note..

  4. Sounds like a great idea, Dave. It will be a couple of weeks at least before things are at their peak here, although the change does seem earlier than usual this year.

  5. In the 8 years I have lived near Augusta, GA. we have only had one really nice colorful fall. We have been in drought conditions for about 6 of those 8 years and I think that may play a part with little color.

    But there is always one or two trees which stand out though. I will be looking for them…

  6. This reminds me of the fall colors of the trees in Sept-Nov in Canada. Do anyone remember the fall smell?

  7. Thanks everyone for your interest! Please feel free to copy the logo on my sidebar for use on your site to encourage others to jump and show their peak colors!

  8. Tina,

    With Blogger you can add a picture element to your sidebar. Then when it asks for the location of the picture cut and paste the location from the picture here. It shoudl also have a spot to link it up to. Copy the post location: http://thehomegarden.blogspot.com/2008/09/garden-blogger-fall-color-project.html and paste it in the right spot and save. Blogger makes it easy. You could also use html code to make a link and replace the text with the picture location.

  9. Dave, I found your post through a link on Tina’s and Dawn’s blog–this is a great idea! I live in central Illinois, and the leaves are just beginning to show a hint of color, so it will be a couple of weeks before I can participate. It will be interesting to see the fall show change in different parts of the country.

  10. Hi Dave, Skeeter set me to your blog after I posted about my trip to Algonquin Park last week to take photo’s of the fall colours. The park is located in Northern Ontario, Canada and I was there just after the peak season. Here is the link:

    http://veggiegardenblog.blogspot.com/

  11. This is a lovely idea! Trees here in Ireland are just now beginning to turn. So maybe on a nice day, when it isn’t raining, I’ll cycle around with my camera and see what’s colorful.

  12. Dave, I’m not very good at following directions. Here’s my post – not a landscape shot, but color nonetheless. It’s in Howard County, Maryland (North of DC and South and West of Baltimore).

    Fall Color

  13. I’m new to your blog, but I wanted to say that this is a GREAT idea! I liven in the deep south where leaves just turn brown and fall … grrr! But I am enjoying the beautiful fall colors through your blog and the others who are participating.

  14. Hi Dave, I’ve published two posts about our fall color this past week. I have one more to create with our bushes in the next day or so. When I do, I’ll make sure I’ll add a link to your site. This is a good project!
    I’m zone 4 – 5a, in SE Iowa.

  15. Dave: Tina sent me over and I have linked my Oct. 28th post to this one. The fall colors are now receding but there is still a bit here and there.My website is: http://ledgeandgardens.typepad.com/
    Your website will only let me comment as Ginger. Thanks, Layanee

  16. Wonderful idea. It will be a while before I can participate. I’ll try to remember.

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