Storey staffers share scenes from October gardens.

Another year of Bloom Day posts comes to an end, but not without some late season drama! From deep purples and autumn oranges to muted pinks and a Blood Moon, this might be my favorite month of all. What’s blooming where you are?

Hannah Fries, Sandisfield, Massachusetts




A mum that looks like a pink daisy (such a nice fall surprise!)

Purple aster

Purple aster

Japanese anemone

A Japanese anemone, still hanging in there

Lisa Hiley, Williamstown, Massachusetts

White cosmos

A few cheerful white cosmos keep on going; the purple ones have gone by.


One last hollyhock near that crazy grass that has completely taken over the corner by the fence.

Mixed flowers

My first attempt at dahlias, with a pot of alyssum (?), petunia, and lantana. I guess I’d better dig them up soon . . .


I planted coleus as a stop-gap measure in this new bed; I like it so much, I think I’ll do it again next year.

Debbie Surdam, Hoosick, New York



Gerbera daisy

Gerbera daisy


Marigolds galore

Blood Moon eclipse

A view of the Blood Moon

MaryAnn Nøbben, Norway

larch and balsam fir

The larch (and balsam fir) I started from Maine seeds.

Red currant leaves

The beautiful colors of the red currant leaves. Yummy jam now in the freezer!

rooftop garden

From my garden shed roof top

The view from our farm, Skalet.

The view from our farm, Skalet.

Emily Spiegelman

Emily is the editorial production manager at Storey. Though she has deep New England roots, she currently makes her home on a regenerative bison ranch… See Bio

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