A Stunning Fall Garden Tour

This Georgia gardener is almost as passionate about decorating as she is about gardening and filling her north Georgia garden with seasonal splashes of orange, yellow and gold.

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Photo By: Photo by Ben Rollins

Welcome to Fall

A wreath of dried fall flowers and foliage adorns the gate to a side entrance to Brenda Addington's Georgia garden, accented by pumpkins and squash.

Wake up That Entrance

Brightly colored fall vegetables create a dramatic, inviting entrance to Brenda Addington's home in Suwanee, Georgia. Set against the porch's rough-textured stone facade and steps, the seasonal color pops. The display includes mums, pumpkins, gourds and squash. At night, candlelight from large-scale lanterns adds to the autumn ambiance.

Big Scale, Splashy Color

On the front steps, a multi-colored collection of pumpkins, gourds, squash and Chinese lanterns makes quite a statement when accented by candles and burlap bows.

A Doorway Warmup

In fall, Addington accents year-round planters flanking her front door with fall foliage and twigs.

One Scoop, Not Two

Here's a cute idea for a fall accent. Scoop out the guts of miniature pumpkins and plant a viola in each! 

Details, Details...

Artistry is all in the details, as this pair of wreaths on Addington's front doors shows. The dried-flower arrangements include leaves, twigs, berries, pinecones and pumpkins, accented with a burlap bow. 

Accents That Beckon

Stacked pumpkins planters flank the arched entryway to Addington's backyard garden.

Foliage for Fall

One of Addington's many Japanese maples, 'Crimson Queen', lends a graceful form when combined with conifers. She accents her shrub borders with cabbages, kale and pumpkins.

Potting Pleasures

Even the potting bench gets a fall makeover. A wreath and pumpkins accent Addington's collection of watering cans. Miniature pumpkins are planted with violas.

Bridging the Gap

Addington designed a charming stone bridge for crossing the dry stream bed in her backyard garden. 

Yule Love This Shrub

For fall color from flowering shrubs, you can't beat Camellia sasanquas. This one, 'Yuletide', has rosy red blooms and flowers from fall through the Christmas holidays.

Rooms With a View

Who knew that window boxes of angle-wing begonias suspended from the upstairs porch rail could look so "fall"? Below, blue garden ornaments form a complimentary accent to all the autumn color.

Transcending Color

Many late-summer annuals and perennials offer brilliant fall color before the first frost arrives, such as this burgundy hibiscus.

Stairway to Heaven

A stone path leads visitors through the back garden, filled with conifers, Japanese maples, roses and hydrangeas.

Think Texture as Well as Color

In the garden, fall color can be achieved with a wide variety of resources. For trees, a good option are Japanese maples, such as this threadleaf variety.

Spice it Up!

Painted cornstalks, colorful pumpkins and yellow chrysanthemums create a beckoning entrance near an archway to the the side garden.

Mum's the Word

In fall, perennial mums such as 'Sheffield Pink' make great companions for late-summer annuals like purple gomphrena.

Create Focal Points

Addington's plant collections include hydrangeas, Japanese maples and conifers, such as this contorted specimen that draws admirers in fall and winter.

Fun-Filled Charm

No detail is too small for Addington. Here, a miniature replica of her back garden gets the autumn touch as well.

Stretch the Season

Addington designed several fall-themed tablescapes on her porches and terraces made from both real and artificial florals, leaves, berries and pumpkins. The decor gets lots of mileage, from October through Thanksgiving. 

Outside the Seasonal Box

Not everything has to be orange, gold or yellow for fall. Take these white heirloom pumpkins, for example, lining the pathway to one of Addington's secret gardens.

Pumpkin Planter Pleasures

Succulents are all the rage, and Addington uses them year round. In fall, she hollows out gray pumpkins to create planters for varieties that have small foliage. Bright green Creeping Jenny forms the perfect foil for the display. 

Fall Inside Out

The mantel over a fireplace on the back porch gets the autumn treatment as well. Here, dried leaves, pumpkins and squash adorn a permanent collection of birdhouses.

Put on a Happy Face

A ceramic Jack-o'-lantern adds a touch of whimsy to a birdbath planter.

Enjoy the Season

A self-taught gardener, Brenda Addington loves decorating her garden with seasonal accents. In fall, pumpkins, gourds and squashes add a colorful punch to the entrance to her Suwanee, Georgia, home.