Fabulous Fall Flowers

20 fall-blooming annuals and perennials that will continue to bring color, texture, and beauty to your garden well past summer’s peak.

21 Fall Planter Ideas

Get tips for creative container gardens that say "autumn".

Dress Up the Front Porch for Fall

Usher in the crisp days of autumn with these creative fall front porch ideas.

15 Picks for Your Fall Vegetable Garden

The growing season’s not over—try these varieties for a fall harvest.

What to Plant in Your Fall Garden

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean it’s too late to plant. Extend the gardening season and get a jumpstart on spring by putting these plants in the ground now.

Fall Gardening Tips and Chores

Fall is the time to wind down and put the garden to bed. By preparing now, you can save time next spring when the growing season ramps back up. Check these things off your to-do list soon so that an unexpected early hard frost or snowfall doesn't catch you by surprise.

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.

Aster Flowers for Perennial Fall Color

Asters come in a wide variety and grow quite effortlessly. Colors are diverse, ranging from white and pastel blues and pinks, to hybrids of deep scarlet and purple.

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.

Get Colorful Fall Foliage with These Trees

Nothing else signals the seasonal shift as beautifully as these native trees.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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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