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GBDW – The Garden in Fall Wrap-Up

Muhlenbergia capillaris Calamagrostis KF Oct 22 06

With the great gardening weather in many parts of the country, it’s much more tempting to be working in the garden than writing about it. But several of our dependable GBDW participants came through again for us this month, treating us to portraits and galleries of their favorite plants and combinations to add sparkle to the autumn garden. So, if you’re looking to extend the display of color in your own garden, or if you’re always on the lookout for great new plants to try, here are lots of links for you to check out. Continue Reading →

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Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop – The Garden in Fall

 Helenium Coppelia Sanguisorba Aug 29 09

Here in Pennsylvania, fall has made an early appearance, before summer ever had much of a chance to settle in. But that’s fine by me, because autumn is definitely my favorite time of year in the garden. Sure, I can appreciate the glories of spring bulbs and ephemerals, as well as the beauty of mid-spring to early summer borders, but my own gardens get a much later start, not looking like much until late July or early August. I’ve found that, in many ways, creating a great late-season display is much easier than orchestrating an earlier show, partly because it gives me a lot more time to get my garden cleaned up and the annuals and tropicals  planted. And well, there are just so many possibilities for working color into the later-season garden. Continue Reading →

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