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Happy Autumn! 

As the season changes and the weather begins to cool, this is a great time of the year to plant perennials and trees, explore fall foliage, sow a fall vegetable garden, and to save seeds for the future. 

So let’s dig into fall and enjoy all the outdoor activities it has to offer. 


Planning a fall foliage excursion? Here are some websites to help you find peak foliage to plan your leaf peeping activities this season: Fall Foliage Links and Maps

Find more fall foliage and autumn landscapes by exploring our Plants Map Near Me Interactive Map Feature at Watch a short demo on the Plants Map Near Me feature on our YouTube channel at

AAS Winners: As the cool autumn season begins its descent, you may think that the gardening season is over until next summer. But not so fast…Fall is the perfect time of year for planting cool weather crops! Learn more at about 12 Fall Vegetable Crops to Plant for a Delicious Harvest at   

Seed Saving Time: A great outdoor activity this time of year is to look for seeds to save for your garden next year and to potentially share with others. Learn how to make seed packets with links and find other seed saving resources at

Fall is for Planting: The National Garden Bureau has written a series of articles on Fall is for Planting that feature tips on adding shrubs, bulbs, and perennials to your garden this season.  Learn more at  

Gifts from the Garden: It may seem early, but now is a good time to consider gifts that you can create from your garden such as ornaments, decor, ways to share your harvest, and more.  

Garden for Wildlife Photo Contest: Join the 3rd Annual Garden for Wildlife Photo Contest. Every person who enters not only honors their own work, but also helps support the conservation mission of the National Wildlife Federation, which is dedicated to saving wildlife species and their habitats. Contest ends October 18th. 

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Buy It Plants: Plants Map Resource members have been actively adding Buy It Plants that can be delivered to your door to enjoy in your garden. More than 1,300 plants are now available! Learn about becoming a Resource and our Buy It plants service

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