Tour a Cape Cod Garden
Inspiration is found at every turn in this gorgeous garden bursting with fall blooms.
Catching the Sunlight
'Limelight' hydrangea, which has changed from creamy white to an antique rose color adds gorgeous color to the fall garden.
A collection of lovely metal watering cans are found throughout this Cape Cod garden.
'Profusion' zinnia adds a sunny dose of color to the garden.
Beautiful in Fall Arrangements
Lunaria means moon-like and the seed pods of this flowering plant make for a striking addition to a flower arrangement, or a beautiful element in a vase all on its own.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts gardener C.L. Fornari's private garden offers a fall bounty. As you enter the front garden you are greeted by 'King Tut' papyrus, coleus, ornamental kales, 'Frosty Knight' alyssum, 'Blue Horizon' ageratum, 'Profusion' zinnia, Russian sage, annual red leaf hibiscus, Vitex bush, and nepeta.
'Red Majestic' contorted filbert (Corylus avellana) is to the left of this restful nook.
Fall Garden Focal Point
Heirloom gourds and coral bells adorn this stacked planter.
Beautiful Foliage Garden Border
Let the foliage be the star with purple sweet potato vine ('Sweet Caroline'), Verbena bonariensis, Nicotiana mutabilis, New Guinea impatiens and annual red leaf hibiscus among others.
Garden tools ready for use, seashells and watering cans at the ready make for a poetic still life when combined with geranium, barrel cactus and Nicotiana mutabilis.
Blue aster 'Raydon's Favorite' (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) is a reliable aster boasting lovely daisy-like flowers.
Propagation Shed Window Box
Every corner of this garden is beautifully curated like this window box filled with potato vine, lobelia, coleus and 'Bonfire' begonia.
Final Blooms and Berries for Fall
This 'Olivia' St. John's Wort is appealing to birds and beneficial insects.
Birdhouse Gourds Pulled from the Garden
Birdhouse gourds, agave and a gogi berry plant share space in this garden tableaux.
'Colette' Climbing Rose
This gorgeous, lush rose with rich fragrance and an old-rose feel is one of the last blooms in this Cape Cod garden before winter comes.
Perched in the Sun
Mini pumpkins find a home perched on this garden wall.
The Fall Vegetable Garden
Rainbow Swiss chard, kale and nasturtium command center stage in the edible garden.
The Propagation Shed
This work space is specifically designed just for planting but utility doesn't mean beauty is pushed to the background in this garden. A charming blue door contrasts nicely with the weathered grey shingles on this outbuilding.
Inside the Propagation Shed
Dozens of planters are lined up in this shed, ready to be put to use.
Dahlias, amaranth and zinnias are some of the flowers found in this cutting garden.
Part of the Cutting Garden
Bursting with zinnias, this cutting garden allows the joys of the garden to be brought indoors.
Rustic Compost Pile
Tucked among the arborvitaes, a compost pile has been made more aesthetic by weaving sticks between rebar.
A Gift From a Friend
Grafted weeping pussy willow commands a dramatic spot in the garden.
This Meyer lemon tree will come indoors for overwintering to protect it from the cold Massachusetts temperatures.
The Side Garden
This nook is a perfect place to sit and admire the garden's beauty and features, on the left, miscanthus, weigela, Rose of Sharon, and mandevilla on the arbor.
At the Garden's Edge
A lovely garden with a home for the birds features purple sweet potato vine ('Sweet Caroline'), Lo and Behold 'Blue Chip' butterfly bush, Verbena bonariensis and Nicotiana mutabilis.
A Winter Planter
A weather resistant galvanized metal planter with ornamental cabbage, 'Blue Princess' holly, 'Black Dragon' cryptomeria, golden arborvitae, golden hinoki and variegated silver liriope.
A Focal Centerpiece
Plectranthus is arranged with fall gourds for visual interest in the garden.
Arbor with Bells
A Mandevilla vine reaches to the sky as it climbs up the arbor.
C.L. Fornari created this terrace by arranging stones in lovely spiraling patterns.
Under the Arbor
Mandevilla vine can be seen climbing this arbor in the garden.