Most of our leaves are green

This week, it seems like the leaves on the trees have changed in a flash. The red, yellows and oranges are swarming and falling all around. While those leaves are changing and dropping, the contrast in the garden in amazing.

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The first frost made everything sweeter, it also seemed to have enhanced the deep colors in our hardy fall greens. It’s as if everything has gotten touched with more blue: The purple-stemed kales are now brilliantly hued into their leaves, the Vates Blue Curled Kale is finally living up to its name, and the Lacinato Kale a deep historic shade. This field of greens is really in its element; the sticky cool weather of fall has brought out the best of our hardy crops.

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