Peggy Fox is a regular contributor to the GPOD, and she has just shared some wonderful images of her garden in autumn.
This is Peggy Fox, in Gig Harbor, Washington. You said you were looking for photos of gardens in their fall mode; here are some from this fall and some from October a year ago. I’ve submitted photos several times to GPOD in the past five or so years. (If you missed those posts, check some of them out, starting here. You won’t be disappointed!). Many of these are photos of the change from summer to fall—fall color but with summer things just finishing.
This lavender multifida (Lavandula multifida, Zones 8–10) decided to send out a few more blooms before the frost. Though not as cold hardy as some species, this lavender makes up for it by blooming over a very long period.
The lovely little fall-blooming Saxifrage fortunei ‘Pink Elf’ (Zones 7–9), from Dan Hinkley, poking up through fallen prunus leaves.
Berberis ‘Helmond Pillar’ (Japanese barberry, Zones 4–8) and Hakonachloa aurea (Japanese forest grass, Zones 5–9) along the stone steps.
The last Scabiosa caucasica ‘Fama’ (Pincushion flower, Zones 4–9).
Redbud ‘Forest Pansy’ (Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’, Zones 5–9) and Hakonachloa aurea.
Here is some fun fall color from Cotinus ‘Grace’ (Grace smoke tree, Zones 5–9).
Euphorbia on a dewy fall morning.
Rosa rugosa (Zones 2–9), pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana, Zones 7–11), and Cotinus ‘Grace’ contributing to fall’s color scheme.
Echeveria ‘Topsy Turvy’ (Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’, Zones 9–11). I love its salmony fall flowers!
Hens and chicks (Sempervivum spp. Zones 3–11) getting bronzy. Hens and chicks will develop the reddest colors if given bright sun, cool temperatures, and well-drained soils.
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