Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 18 Sep 2014 13:50:07 EDTThu, 18 Sep 2014 13:50:07 EDT memories summer I had the good fortune to go on vacation with 16 members of my family. Some may think this a week to be tolerated. For me, this was a trip to anticipate with pleasure and to enjoy.Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTSecrets of a happy wintergreen plant is a tale of the little plant that couldn't. Eight or so years ago, I bought a small wintergreen plant from a good nursery. This wild ground cover from N.E. forests loves the humus rich, acidic soil found in the shade of our deciduous forests.Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTFascinating fall colors brighten autumn days FREDRICKSON Fall sort of snuck up on me this year. I was driving into work, it was a Thursday, and I was lost in thought for most of the rid.Sun, 7 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTGreedy gardener's consolation: the blueberry always brings in a harvest last winter was the coldest in 60 years. My apple, apricot, cherry, peach, pear, nectarine, plum, and black walnut trees all had no flowers, and no fruit.Sun, 7 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTLitter on land and in water summer I started a list. 1. The south branch of Cattaraugus Creek, 2. A small, unnamed beach on Lake Erie, 3. Arkwright Falls, 4. The Chadakoin River, 5. Conewango Creek, 6. Long Point State Park.Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT