Garden Plans That Peak in Fall

Extend the pleasure of your yard with these late-season garden plans.


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Drought-Tolerant Garden

    Dry conditions in summer and fall can leave your garden looking ragged. Use this plan to create an oasis that looks good even in the worst weather.

    Garden size: 10 by 16 feet

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Fall Favorites Plan

    Enjoy a colorful show from flowering kale, ornamental grasses, and more with this easy-care plan.

    Garden Size: 13 by 19 feet

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Grow a Fall Vegetable Garden

    This garden of salad fixings can be started in midsummer for a delicious fall harvest.

    Garden size: 26 by 19 feet

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Put On a Fall Show

    This border is actually part of the Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden; it's easy to maintain and provides a big bang of color at season's end.

    Garden size: 12 by 13 feet

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Adorn Your Deck with Blooms

    In fall, this deckside planting comes alive with beautiful colors and textures -- perfect for enjoying as the weather starts to cool.

    Garden size: 14 by 7 feet

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A Touch of Country

    This rambunctious layout features sedum, aster, black-eyed Susan, and other fall favorites that are sure to please.

    Garden size: 10 by 11 feet

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Bird-Friendly Garden for Fall

    Wildlife will enjoy this garden all season long, but you'll love it most in fall. Ornamental grasses, black-eyed Susan, and Japanese sedge are standouts.

    Garden size: 32 by 13 feet

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No-Fail Fall Garden

    This informal, naturalistic garden plan relies on mums and asters for fall color, along with generous quantities of dahlias, daylilies, joe-pye weed -- and a collection of annuals for summer bloom, too.

    Garden size: 22 by 17 feet

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Long-Blooming Rose Garden

    Fragrant roses and perennials team up for a knock-out display that lasts well into autumn with this gorgeous garden plan.

    Garden size: 22 by 22 feet

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Put Foliage on Display

    You don't need flowers to create a wonderful fall garden. This layout includes a variety of leafy favorites, including sweet potato vine, ornamental cabbage, and Swiss chard.

    Garden size: 12 by 20 feet

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A Bird-Friendly Haven

    This large plan is big enough to provide for wildlife throughout the year, but it really shines in fall.

    Garden size: 24 by 23 feet.

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Corner of Grasses

    Ornamental grasses are a must when planning a garden for fall interest. This plan features a variety of them.

    Garden size: 10 by 8 feet

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