Take advantage of warm and sunny fall afternoons to discover trees with outstanding fall color at a local arboretum or botanic garden. A local arboretum is an ideal place to learn what a tree’s mature form and size is in your region. This golden scene is from a grove of 300 gingko trees at Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, Virginia, which is part of the State Arboretum of Virginia.
NYC-based designer Patrick gives this reading nook a sophisticated, seasonal update with fall-color accessories. Pumpkin-orange roses, a richly-colored tapestry pillow and cranberry-colored drapes warm up the space but can easily be swapped for icy winter tones or bright hues for spring.
Details of a tall lamp placed on the dining table offer the same effect as a pair of chandeliers but without the need to interrupt the detail of the ceiling in this traditional dining room. Large urns on the stone mantel and striped dining chairs mimic the color and shape of fall seasonal gourds.
Two stately stone posts and lovely fall-colored trees flank the charming paver driveway leading to the home. The front yard landscape and hardscape fits beautifully with the home's French Normandy-style exterior.
What’s better for fall color than a pansy? How about a trailing pansy that naturally rambles and scampers over the edges of hanging baskets? Cool Wave pansy does just that, opening classic pansy blooms in a rainbow of shades. Look for hanging baskets planted with Cool Wave spreading pansies, or whip up your own. Choose baskets in single colors to complement your home’s exterior. Or get in on nature’s autumn act by hanging baskets overflowing with pansies that contrast with the fall color of nearby trees.
Not a fan of orange and brown? No worries; your table's color palette doesn't have to be restricted to traditional fall colors. Instead try softer, cooler hues like the whites, pale greens and grays found on heirloom-variety pumpkins.