Misc.: Seasons

December 1, 2005: Issue 116

Lowercase seasons unless they’re part of a proper name:

Look for more fabulous valance ideas in our winter issue.
Bring the rich colors of fall indoors.
These hardy bloomers are at their peak in late summer.
Our Spring Planting Guide goes on sale March 1.

While we’re on the subject of seasons, here’s a distinction that often confuses people: Seasonable means appropriate to the season. Seasonal means varying according to the season.

Beat the cold with a heavy, seasonable sweater.
Keep the neutral tablecloth, but make seasonal changes with the runner.

ON BHGStylebook.com: Find help with other easily confused words.

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