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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.
Related Topics: Ideas | autumn | fall color | Garden Inspiration
When leaves rustle and the wind howls, pumpkins become a favored medium for many artists. This gallery features artists with very diverse backgrounds—a musician, a sculptor, a forensic artist, and a farmer—and designs with equally different aesthetics, including pumpkins with flowers, pumpkins with dead musicians, and pumpkins with NYC pride. Check out these elaborate pumpkin carvings from six carvers—they're inspiring, scary, funny, and beautiful!
A stunning late-season garden in a valley of the Appalachian Mountains, in North Carolina, has profuse plantings of dahlias, asters, salvia, and more. 
Jenny Lee Fowler's paper cuttings are distinctly modern, meanwhile honoring the legacy of early American portraiture, and the natural elements that are her media.
Related Topics: Ideas | Anna Laurent | art + botany | autumn | craft | Design | leaf | leaves
With its fanciful landscapes, ribbon-awarding contests, and more than 400,000 pumpkins, the Pumpkin Festival in Ludwigsburg, Germany, has the largest pumpkin exhibition in the world. 
Related Topics: Ideas | autumn | botanic superlatives | fall | Germany | gourd | pumpkin
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. 
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. 
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.
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.
Related Topics: Grow | autumn | fall | Flowers | Garden Inspiration | plants | summer