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By: Garden Design

Does seeing the changing colors in fall ever get old? We hope your answer is no, because we have some of our favorite fall trees to share, along with 10 design ideas for incorporating trees into your landscape. There’s also plenty more in store, from setting up a festive front porch to pumpkin DIY ideas. We wrap it all up in the best way, with 9 mouth-watering recipes that will take you from appetizers to dessert. Happy reading!

Top Trees for Fall Color

If the promise of fall color has you wanting to add a tree to your yard (it’s the perfect time to plant one!), you’re going to love these recommendations for some of our favorite colorful native trees. Pictured: Sugar maple (Acer saccharum). 

Plus: Check out this interactive Fall Foliage Predictor Map and read about the science behind why leaves change colors.

Dress Up Your Porch for Fall

Capture the spirit of the season with a beautifully decorated fall porch. Get inspiration and ideas on how to use live plants, natural elements, and autumn accessories to design a porch or entry way that says, “Happy Fall, Y’all!”

Got Deer? We’ve Got a Bulb for That!

Deer are majestic creatures and beautiful to watch until they start snacking on your garden. While tulips are deer candy, there is a long list of spring-flowering bulbs that deer don’t care for. There are even quite a few you can use for naturalizing. See the list and get more information about deer-resitant bulbs at FlowerBulbs.com.

10 Design Ideas for Trees

Create unique and fun spaces in your garden with trees. Incorporate older trees into new designs or include new trees when making your plans. No matter how you do it, trees bring height, stability, and shade to your garden. Here are 10 great ideas to get you started.

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Did you grow pumpkins this year? Here’s how to tell when they’re ready to be picked:

  • They have the desired color all the way around (will depend on variety).
  • You hear a hollow sound when you thump or pat them.
  • The skin won’t puncture with your fingernail.
  • The stem has hardened off and started to turn brown.

After you’ve picked them, why not have a little fun? Here are some ideas to get you going:

10 Season Extenders for Fall Landscapes

Don’t let your gardening season come to a close just yet. Add these 10 season-extending plants (including ornamental grasses, annuals, perennials and shrubs) to your garden to stretch it out a little longer—even into winter.