November dawned gray and glooming with a few showers scattered about the state. We certainly could use more rainfall since we have only had two significant storms since midsummer. Drought in autumn is often difficult to visually detect through plants, since turf will often remain green and the change of tree colors belies the need for water in woody plants. Make certain that all new plantings are watered regularly. The drought truly impacted the old Rhododendrons at the Gardens, since those that were under stress from bores or other issues are showing significant dieback.
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