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October in Ontario – FineGardening


I am Alice from Sweaburg, Ontario, Canada, and I wanted to share with you how blessed we have been this year with great fall weather and gorgeous fall colors.

maple with fall foliageMy sister has a big maple like this on each side of her house.

sugar maple with fall foliageThe neighbor’s gorgeous sugar maple (Acer saccharum, Zones 3–8) has had its beautiful colors for a while already.

front yard fall gardenHere’s our front yard. We have had some frost, but the flowers are hanging in there, and the red grasses are still beautiful red.

autumn colors in the front gardenEverything in the front yard is putting on its best autumn colors.

orange mumThis orange mum (Chrysanthemum hybrid) is a rescue. People throw them out, and I sometimes take some home from the city depot and plant them. The odd one survives, like this one. 

fallen leaves in a garden bedThe first appearance of the many leaves we will get, but cleaning them all up is something to do outside now that lots of other things have been canceled because of COVID.


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