Fall in Franklin, NC is beginning to burst with color!
It's one of my favorite times of the year along with many other folks who flock to the mountains to see the magic show the tree's put on for us. Mother Nature is amazing this time of the year. For the past couple of weeks we been seeing the temperatures drop at night here in Franklin, NC and already have had lows in the 30's. No deep freezes yet but you can bet I brought my plants in just in case.
They say a long dry spell between spring and summer provide brilliant colors in the Fall so we should have one of the best seen in the past several years here in the Great Smoky Mountains.They also say that the Peak Fall Color should arrive anywhere between 5 to 10 days after the first frost. Knowing that has happened we have begun to see the colors. Areas like Highlandsand Nantahala have even colder temps due to the fact they are at a higher elevation than Franklin. You can count on a 10 degree difference between them. Of course the higher elevations will peak first and then come on down to the lower elevations.
The Dogwoods are in full color now with their deep red leaves and bright red berries. Yellow Birches, Red Sourwoods, Red & Yellow Maples, Yellow Pin Cherries and Yellow Poplars will be the first colors to give a magic show. They will be followed by the Yellow & Red Oaks and Sweet Gums, Yellow Hickories, Yellow & Brown Beeches and a variety of other colors and shades.
Come see the Magic show, enjoy the Fall in Franklin, NC and Discovery US!