Monthly Archives: October 2018

Pumpkins signal fall


It’s October, and while summer temperatures keep holding on fall weather is inevitable. Pumpkins are also on display. They are major decorative symbols of both Halloween and Thanksgiving. Pumpkins find their way on nearly every porch in the fall. Some … Continue reading

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Does anyone remember horehound candy?


When I was young I remember eating this strange hard candy. A few of my elderly newspaper customers usually had it around. Whenever I had a cough, this one lady always gave me some. You’re supposed to suck on the … Continue reading

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Broomsedge is a native grass indicative of infertile soils


We know we are approaching fall when we begin noticing clumps of tall fluffy grass called broomsedge (Andropogon virginicus). It’s not really a sedge at all. It’s a warm-season perennial grass. Some folks call it broom sage, which is incorrect. … Continue reading

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