October in the Garden

Golden Baby goldenrod (Photo from Heritage Perennials)

Gaura and goldenrod: An autumn marriage

Judith Adam

Well-behaved goldenrod cultivars are useful plants to have in mid-autumn. Goldenrod combines well with gaura, a compact cultivar.

Ornamental grass 'Morning Light'

Ornamental grasses in bloom

Judith Adam

Roses and ornamental grasses in the front garden continue to bloom and prolong the seasonal display, much appreciated in autumn

‘Red Jade’ weeping crabapple is often grafted onto another rootstock. (Photo by Brendan Adam-Zwelling)

Time for fall cleanup chores

Judith Adam

It's time for fall cleanup chores in the garden. Judith Adam would rather clean garden beds and borders than clean the kitchen floor. Among chores: remove thicker shoots rising from the rootstock under my ‘Red Jade’ crabapple.

‘Etna’ shrub rose (Photo by Brendan Adam-Zwelling)

Moving shrubs in autumn

Judith Adam

With the first frost of the season, gardening time is growing short. There's still time for moving a few shrubs, including my favourite shrub rose, ‘Etna’.

Autumn colours (Photo by Brendan Adam-Zwelling)

Leaves for dinner

Judith Adam

Return leaves to the earth where they will help develop friable soil with pore spaces for the exchange of oxygen and the drainage of water.