Category Archives: Fall Gardening

Pumpkin on a Stick | Ornamental Eggplant

Our editor Therese Ciesinski discovers fall fruits resembling bunches of miniature pumpkins that area ideal for decorative seasonal arrangements. A few weeks ago a friend gave me a gift. It appeared to be clusters of plastic mini-pumpkins, and I shuddered … Continue reading

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Vegetables and Herbs for Cold Climate Gardens

Edible garden plants that defy Lady Autumn and Old Man Winter.

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Toad Lily | Autumn’s Last Flower

Like its namesake, toad lilies (Tricyrtis) favor damp, shady environs, but unlike the often unsightly amphibians, the plant—with its mottled, star-shaped flowers—is considered by many to be among the most beautiful in the world.

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Full Bloom | Little Bluestem and Purple Love Grass

Full Bloom delves into the history, characteristics, uses and potential of a single type of plant. Here, GV contributing writer Joyce Newman introduces two low-maintenance ornamental native perennial grasses that bring a punch of color (and more) to fall landscapes.

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Fall Bounty | Pumpkins, Winter Squash and Gourds

Seasoned garden speaker, writer and author Teresa O’Connor shares her personal harvest along with tips for growing and serving these hardy Autumn fruit of the vine.

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