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A dry summer changing the landscape for fall?

SUFFIELD - Hot weather and dry days have leaf peepers worried about how brilliant the colors will be this fall.

The landscape at The Lily House is already changing with a thirsty and droopy garden, so the bed and breakfast and others in Connecticut are concerned with what the lack of rain is doing to trees.

State forestry officials, however, believe the foliage will still be fantastic, and the peak, if anything, may happen a week earlier.

B and Bs hope so because good color in the fall brings in a lot of green.

"Nobody has asked me to predict the weather or the color this year yet which I'm grateful for," Lorraine Mancini, owner of The Lily House, said.  "There'll still be beautiful foliage, its New England."

September and October is the peak season for B and B business in Connecticut.