Autumn Garden Jan Johnsen
"Dream Team's" Portland Garden
Garden Design
Calimesa, CA

Ideas for an Alluring Autumn Garden

Autumn is here and, in certain parts of the U.S., the nights become cool; and the sun, being lower in the sky, throws a vivid spotlight on trees and shrubs as they change into their cloaks of color. To celebrate this time of year, Jan Johnsen provides ideas for creating alluring autumn gardens.

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"Dream Team's" Portland Garden
Garden Design
Calimesa, CA

Fashionably Late Garden Performers

Don’t leave the garden before the encore of summer has the chance to bloom. From the cheerful willow-leaved sunflower to the striking toad lily, we have 10 garden show-stoppers who may be late, but are definitely worth the wait.

"Dream Team's" Portland Garden
Garden Design
Calimesa, CA

The Art of Autumn

A garden in Pennsylvania kicks into high gear just as the growing season winds down. See how flaming fall colors and tawny grasses exhibit the season’s remarkable changes in depth, texture and color.

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"Dream Team's" Portland Garden
Garden Design
Calimesa, CA

No Duds, Please: Getting Great Fall Color Trees

Landscape designer Maureen Gilmer shares tips for selecting trees with bright autumn colors. Learn how to ensure impressive fall color no matter your climate.

"Dream Team's" Portland Garden
Garden Design
Calimesa, CA

The Magic of Mums

For autumn color, chrysanthemums are showstoppers. They're the first choice of proud moms for homecoming corsages; their exquisite forms draw thousands to flower shows; and in the fall, they dominate prime counter space at garden centers.

"Dream Team's" Portland Garden
Garden Design
Calimesa, CA

The Craft of Interplanting with Jacqueline van der Kloet, Slide Show

Photos of Jacqueline van der Kloet's gardens around the world, showing her artful mix of fall bulbs in bloom in public gardens in New York and Holland and at her home.

"Dream Team's" Portland Garden
Garden Design
Calimesa, CA

Notes From a Flower Farm: Sunflowers, Zinnias, and Dahlias

Now that Labor Day is behind us and the kids are heading back to school, Katherine Anderson of Marigold and Mint creates a few late summer flower arrangements with three favorite flowers of the season: sunflowers, zinnias, and dahlias.

Barks
"Dream Team's" Portland Garden
Garden Design
Calimesa, CA

The Art of Bark

As a design element in the garden, bark is the last frontier, interesting in the winter certainly, but also a bonus of texture and pattern all year that enhances foliage and flowers. Take a close-up look at the intricate bark of eight trees, and read four tips on how to design with bark.

"Dream Team's" Portland Garden
Garden Design
Calimesa, CA

My Garden: Frost in the Valley

A stunning late-season garden in a valley of the Appalachian Mountains, in North Carolina, has profuse plantings of dahlias, asters, salvia, and more.

Kochia Hill Hitachinaka City Japan
"Dream Team's" Portland Garden
Garden Design
Calimesa, CA

Botanic Notables: Autumn Colors in a Japanese Flower Park

The hills of Japan's Hitachi Flower Park blossom bright with about 30,000 bushes of Kochia, a bush whose leaves and stems turn red in October. A couple million light pink and white cosmos bloom alongside in the park's 153 hectacres.

Umbrella And Resin Pots
Digs Inside & Out
Portland, OR

Light Up Your Landscape

Would you spend more time in your garden if you had adequate lighting? Many may not think of the importance of lighting while planning out a landscape design.

Flowering Shrubs
Garden Design
Calimesa, CA

Flowering Shrubs That Bring Joy through the Fall Season

Shrubs take on a major role in the right-size garden. To get the most bang for the buck, incorporate varieties with dazzling flowers plus striking foliage and/or stems.

Designer Halloween Pumpkins
Garden Design
Calimesa, CA

Art + Botany: Designer Pumpkins

When leaves rustle and the wind howls, pumpkins become a favored medium for many artists. This gallery features artists with very diverse backgrounds.

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