PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you love the colors of autumn, you’re in luck. Mother Nature should put on quite a show this year.
The leaf colors should be rich and diverse, according to Anthony Aiello, director of horticulture and curator at Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill. He says it’s all in the weather.READ MORE: Beach Erosion Will Keep One-Third Of North Wildwood Beaches Closed Memorial Day Weekend
“Good rain through the summer into September so the plants are well hydrated and not losing their leaves because of drought,” Aiello said. “And ideally you want that to shut off and have nice bright sunny days going into late September into October.READ MORE: CBS3 SummerFest: 2 St. Joe's Grads Bringing New Tiki Cruise Experience For Adults To Wildwood
We still need those sunny days, but Aiello says the temperatures were mild this summer and that helps.MORE NEWS: Barnegat High School Student Stabbed During Fight In Bathroom
So look for abundant, vibrant leaf colors starting next month.