By: Kim Charles

Appreciating the details in those gorgeous blooms of Ligularia dentata 'Britt Marie Crawford'.

Cherry Ong from Richmond, British Columbia shares a handful of the latest happenings in her early fall garden.

Summer (and spring) are always too short for me. I usually have difficulty embracing fall like most other gardeners. I've learned to see the beauty of fall in my own garden over the years thanks to GPOD and its following. Here are some snaps from my garden taken in mid September. Enjoy!"

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A grouping of perennials in the front garden - Ligularia dentata 'Britt Marie Crawford', Hosta 'August' and Geranium 'Rozanne'.

A view of the front bed which is a predominantly shade garden.

Fern layering in the front bed: Adiantum pedatum and Athyrium niponicum 'Apple court'

A closeup of Apple Court's frilly fronds.

A snap of a newly replanted shade garden. The epimediums were taking over so we redid half of the bed and it seems to be growing in nicely (fingers crossed). 

More layers on another shady bed. This is partly new and partly old. We'll see how they grow in with each other in a couple of years.

I think trillium (this one is Trillium erectum) is just as gorgeous as its flowers.

The backyard about half an hour before the sun sets.  My azalea in front of the Japanese maple bit the dust last year so I've been busy rebuilding that section with a variety of perennials that I like.

Hydrangea 'Quickfire' has certainly grown more statuesque and attractive over the years. My hubby installed a few garden spotlights several years back. It has helped us enjoy the garden during the darker months of the year.


 Another hydrangea called 'Double Delights Expression' mingling with Leucoseptrum japonicum 'Mountain Madness' and Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo'.


This is why it's called Double Delights Expression. I hope you guys love those pink tinged foliage of Ukigumo as well.  One can't go wrong with pink in the garden.

It took many years but my Asarum splendens has grown into a beautiful and very behaved clump.

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