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September 2015

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and
importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence"
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Mid-Atlantic Weather Watch: Periods of showers, then severe storms (1-10); fair and warm (11, 12) with rain (13, 14). Fair and very warm (15, 16) with more severe storms (17, 18); warm and humid (19, 20, 21) with remnants of Gulf hurricane, heavy rain, storms (22, 23, 24); fair and warm (25,26) with more storms (27, 28, 29) Fair, cooler (30).

Tornado Watch: The Almanack sees some possible tornado activity in the Mid-Atlantic Region from the 4th to the 10th and from the 14th to the 20th of the month.

Full Moon: September’s Full Moon is most famously known as the Harvest Moon. It is the Full Moon that falls closest to the Autumnal Equinox. During this time, the moon would rise very soon after the sun would set on several successive days, giving the farmer a few extra hours of ‘light’ and a little more time to finish up their daily chores. In 2015, the Autumnal Equinox will occur on Wednesday, September 23rd. The Full Moon closest to that date occurs on Sunday, September 27th and is therefore, the Harvest Moon for 2015.

Holidays: Labor Day falls on the first Monday of the month, September 7th and Citizenship Day is observed on Thursday, September 17th. In 2015, Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) begins after sunset on Sunday, September 13th and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) follows after sunset on Tuesday, September 22nd.

The Garden: Fall is a great time to plant and divide perennials and shrubs for next year's garden. By planting in the fall, your plants do not endure the stressful summer heat during establishment and have time to form sufficient root systems before the onset of winter dormancy. Make a long-range plan to gradually convert your current landscape to the one you desire. Don't pull out any ornamental plantings until you have the time and resources to replace them. Pot up chives, parsley, and other herbs, and bring into the house to extend the growing season. Start taking cuttings of your annual plants to bring indoors and carry through the winter. Geranium, coleus, fuschia, and other plants do best when stem cuttings are rooted and kept in pots indoors through the winter. Be sure to place pots where they receive plenty of light. Don't retire the lawn mower when the growth of your lawn slows down this fall. As long as the grass continues to grow, it should be mowed.

J. Gruber’s Thought For Today’s Living

"No one is as tired as one who does nothing"

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