More Photos from Our Community

Since we can't get to as many gardens as we'd like, we'll have to live vicariously through the photos club members have taken in October's, over the years.

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Junkyard Dog Dahlia
Vista Purple Sage
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum), in fall
Scalet oak is best-known for the brilliant red of its autumn foliage
Hedge Maze at the Morton Arboretum
Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple parties hardest in fall!  Behind, is a standard issue Sugar Maple for comparison...
Whitespire Gray Birch
Trademark bark of the Paper Birch
Autumn Blaze Pear, Weeping Willow, ? Mums
Green Mountain Sugar Maple
Shasta Doublefile Viburnum, in Autumn
American Elm
Maryl Garden Mum
Dianthus 'Floral Lace Picotee'
Whitespire Gray Birch
Katsura Tree, in autumn
Andean Sage, Virginia Creeper, Late Panicle Hydrangea, Crystal Peak White Obedient Plant
River Birch grove
Korean Boxwood hedge
Fairy White Hyacinth at the Chicago Garden Show
Renaissance Reflection Paper Birch
Hedge Maze at the Morton Arboretum
New Horizon Elm
Japanese Walnut
Hedge Maze at the Morton Arboretum
Heuchera 'Obsidian' contrasts nicely with the green foliage of Hostas
Asiatic Lily
Bark of a River Birch
  Diamond Frost Spurge, Illusion Midnight Lace Sweet Potato, Timeless Pink Geranium
Virginia Creeper, in fall
Intenz Celosia
Hybrid Musk Rose in front of Evolution Mealycup Sage
Intenz Celosia in front of Mona Lavender
Laguna Sky Blue Lobelia, Supertunia Vista Fuchsia, Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunia, Superbena Large Lilac Blue Verbena
Leaves of the Prairie Flame Dwarf Sumac, in autumn
Bald Cypress
Autumn Purple White Ash, in fall
Flowers of Mealycup Sage
Sky Rocket Fountain Grass, Supertunia Mini Vista White Petunia, Supertunia Mini Vista Indigo Petunia, Mini Vista Violet Star Petunia
Fiber Optic Grass, Blue Mohawk Rush
Autumn Blaze Pear, Weeping Willow
Supertunia Bermuda Beach Petunia, Whirlwind Blue Fan Flower, Diamond Frost Spurge
An Autumn Blaze Red Maple blazes in fall...
White Satin Birch (Betula 'Madison')
Marmo Freeman's Maple
Moondance Floribunda Rose
Leaves of Threeflower Maple in fall
Mature Painted Maple, in fall
Boxwood, Climbing Hydrangea, Burning Bush, Crimson King Norway Maple?
Arkansas Blue Star, Fountain Grass
Flowers of Supertunia Vista Silverberry
Inniswood Hosta
Distinctive bark of the Bloodgood London Planetree
Asiatic Lily, in bloom
Korean Sun Pear, in Autumn
3 Norway Spruce
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry, Kale, etc.
Endowment Sugar Maple
Amur Maple, in autumn
Endowment Sugar Maple, in fall
Hills of Snow Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora')
Blooms of the Little Lime Panicled Hydrangea turn pink as they age
Threeflower Maple in fall
Little Leaf Linden
Mature White Spruce
Tuscan Sun Ox-Eye Daisy, Diamond Frost Spurge
Andean Sage, Tardiva Panicle Hydrange, Blue Paradise Garden Phlox, Lamb's Ears
Tardiva Panicle Hydrangea, Virginia Creeper
Autumn Blaze Pear, Weeping Willow
Orange fall foliage of a Sugar Maple glows in the distance
The leaves of the Sugar Maple shine in some of the brightest oranges in Autumn!
Crescendo Sugar Maple in fall glory
Superbells Double Amber Million Bells, in bloom
China Pink Hyacinth, in bloom
Andean Sage, in bloom
Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress
Windy City Hackberry
Autumn Flame Red Maple, in fall
Mini Vista Violet Star Petunia, Supertunia Mini Vista White Petunia
Dawn Redwood
Red Oak
Renaissance Reflection Paper Birch
Vista Purple Sage, Fireworks Gomphrena, Benary's Giant Zinnia
Superhero Rose hedge
Silver Maple
Betula microphylla
Leadwort - Plumbago
Supertunia Vista Silverberry, Superbena Royale Iced Cherry Verbena, Diamond Snow Spurge
American Hornbeam var virginiana
Hedge Maze at the Morton Arboretum
Commendation Elm
Dick Clark Grandiflora Rose, in bloom
Green Mountain Sugar Maple
Autumn Blaze Freeman's Maple, in early Fall
Limoncello Supertunia, Diamond Frost Spurge
Canopy of a Japanese Walnut
Autumn Blaze Maple turning color in Autumn
Swamp White Oak
Andean Sage, Virginia Creeper
Red Monarch Fothergilla hedge in fall
Leading Role: Superbells Double Amber Million Bells, Over Easy Calibrachoa, Superbells Coral Sun Million Bells
White Satin Birch
River Birch
Splendid Cornelia Hyacinth, in bloom
Korean Maple in fall
Colorblaze Lime Time Coleus, Fiber Optic Grass, Superbells Saffron Calibrachoa
Whitespire Gray Birch
Fall colors - Sugar Maple & Norway Maple
Black Maple in fall
Amethyst Dreams: Superbells Grape Punch Calibrachoa, Supertunia White Petunia, Superbena Sparkling Amethyst Verbena
Bald Cypress
Dianthus 'Telstar Purple', Dianthus 'Telstar Scarlet'
 Legacy Sugar Maple
Trunk of a Yellow Birch
Backlit Maple in fall
Far And Away: Supertunia Vista Bubblegum Petunia, Supertunia Vista Paradise Petunia, Supertunia Vista Snowdrift Petunia
Superbena Stormburst Verbena, Superbells Evening Star Calibrachoa, Fairy Dust Pink Cuphea
Trinity Callery Pear
Purple Petticoats Coral Bells
Maple, in fall
Goldilocks Rocks Bidens, Sweet Caroline Medusa Green Sweet Potato, Honey Supertunia
 Luscious Lemonade Lantana, in bloom
Coffee Cups Elephant's Ear
I Do: Supertunia White Petunia, Snowstorm Giant Snowflake
Before Dark: White Licorice, Sweet Caroline Raven Improved Sweet Potato, Chocolate Drop Coleus
Shagbark Hickory leaves turning yellow in fall
Fairy White Hyacinth, in bloom
Maple Leaf Oak, in Autumn
Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunia, Supertunia Royal Magenta Petunia, Lemon A-Peel Black-Eyed Susan Vine
Autumn Blaze Callery Pear?
View from underneath Green Mountain Sugar Maple, as leaves begin to turn
Jack Frost Siberian Bugloss
Bloodgood London Planetree
Superbells Tropical Sunrise Calibrachoa, Stratosphere Pink Picotee Gaura, Supertunia Bordeaux Petunia, Diamond Frost Spurge
Graceful Grasses Vertigo, Silver Bullet Wormwood, Supertunia Bordeaux Petunia, Silver Gumdrop Coral Bells, Bright Lights Purple African Daisy
Merlot® Bird Cherry
Yellow Birch
Supertunia Bermuda Beach Petunia, Whirlwind White Fan Flower, Diamond Frost Spurge
Washington Hawthorn
 Lemon Swirl: Superbells Yellow Chiffon Calibrachoa, Laguna White Lobelia, Lemon Symphony African Daisy
Summer Cascade River Birch
Superbells Dreamsicle Calibrachoa, SUNSATIA Blood Orange Nemesia, Vertigo Grass, Honey Supertunia, Black Pearl Heuchera, Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper
Superbena Red Verbena, Diamond Frost Spurge
Supertunia Mini Vista Morning Glory Petunia, Cerveza n' Lime Coleus, Dark Knight Sweet Alyssum, Superbena Purple Verbena
Snow Queen Oak-Leaved Hydrangea turns bright red in fall!
Little Lamb Panicle Hydrangea in fall
 Superbells Tangerine Punch Calibrachoa, in bloom
Sweet Shadow Sugar Maple, in fall
Green Giant Arborvitae
Miyabe Maple, in early fall
Surefire Rose Begonia, Endless Illumination Browallia, Silver Falls Dichondra, Rockapulco Wisteria Impatiens, Crested Surf Japanese Painted Fern, Dolce Wildberry Coralbells
Superbells Pomegranate Punch, Superbells Tropical Sunrise Calibrachoa, Fireworks Variegated Red Fountain Grass, Honey Supertunia
Superbells Plum Calibrachoa, Superbells Yellow Chiffon Calibrachoa, Opal Innocence Nemesia
Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper, Primo Mahogany Monster Coral Bells, Supertunia Latte Petunia, Glamour Red Ornamental Kale, Goldilocks Creeping Jenny, Jester Ornamental Millet
Mind Games: Superbells Blue Moon Punch Calibrachoa, Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunia, Sweet Caroline Medusa Green Sweet Potato
Grove of Black Alder
Green Mountain Sugar Maple, brilliant orange in fall
Autumn Blaze Pear, Weeping Willow
Sugar Maple, turning orange in Autumn
Shagbark Hickory, fall
Wildfire: Supertunia Bermuda Beach Petunia, Superbena Scarlet Star Verbena
Seven-Son Flower hedge, in bloom
Asian Black Birch
Visions in Red Astilbe
Maryl Garden Mum, Junkyard Dog Dahlia
Fall Colors
Flowers of Double Up Red Begonia
Bloodgood London Planetree
Flowers of Infinity Orange New Guinea Impatiens
Canopy of an American Hornbeam
Blue My Mind XL Dwarf Morning Glory
Two River Birch trunks
Golden Japanese forest grass
Laguna Cloud White Lobelia, in bloom
Bluebird Nemesia, Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunia, Supertunia White Petunia
 Ogon Grassy-Leaved Sweet Flag
Prince Tut Papyrus, Supertunia Priscilla Petunia, Angelface Cascade Snow Summer Snapdragon
Kentucky Coffee Tree
Chocolate Drop Coleus, Sweet Caroline Raven Improved Sweet Potato, White Licorice, Prince Tut Papyrus
Fishnet Stockings Coleus, Sky Rocket Fountain Grass, Endless Flirtation Bush Violet, Silver Bullet Wormwood
October Skies Aromatic Aster
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry, Big Blue Lilyturf, Kale, etc.
Black Walnut
Soprano Bright Red Bedding Impatiens, in bloom
Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunia, Superbena Large Lilac Blue Verbena, Diamond Frost Spurge
River Birch
Blue Mohawk Rush, Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunia, Supertunia Trailing Blue Petunia, Superbena Large Lilac Blue Verbena
Double Delight Primrose Begonia, in bloom
Maryl Garden Mum, Junkyard Dog Dahlia
Autumn Blaze Freeman Maple trees, all in a row
Sugar Maple in front of Birch & Hosta
Suncredible Saturn Sunflower, ColorBlaze Royale Pineapple Brandy Coleus, Superbells Coral Sun Million Bells
Peter III Blue Aster, in bloom
American Witch Hazel in fall
Flowers of Joanna Reed Catmint
Kimberly Queen Fern, Supertunia Mini Vista Hot Pink Petunia, Whirlwind White Fan Flower
Wavecrest Siebold's Viburnum, in fall
Eaton Canyon Fountain Grass
Flowers of Angelface Cascade Snow Summer Snapdragon
Autumn Purple White Ash, starting to turn in fall
Autumn Applause White Ash, early fall
Hot Papaya Cone-Fections Coneflower, in bloom
Merlot® Bird Cherry
Unplugged Pink Mealycup Sage, Cake Pops Pink Tuberous Verbena, Sweet Caroline Raven Improved Sweet Potato
Caiman Key: Colorblaze Lime Time Coleus, Catalina Midnight Blue Wishbone Flower
Red Jewel Crabapple
Green Mountain Sugar Maple
Infinity Orange New Guinea Impatiens, in bloom
El Brighto Coleus
Leaves of an Autumn Purple White Ash, turning purple in fall


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