This flower's name contains a clue to what kind of growing conditions it likes: hydrangeas love water! And this summer's wetter weather really made these bushes blossom and bloom. Right now, blue, pink and white hydrangeas are really thriving. Enjoy them while they are still in bloom, then learn how to preserve those petals to use in decorations this fall and winter.
More than a century ago, an alliance of conservationists and wealthy landowners joined forces to set up fire towers across the state. Today, 13 towers are still standing and open to the public — while others have fallen into obscurity.