A Classic Fall Garden
The secrets of success
Everything seems to grow bigger and better in Dorothy's yard because she has amended the soil with compost for 28 years. The other keys, Dorothy advises, are watering through fall and cutting back any spent foliage, which often produces a fresh flush of green. In the photo, wine-red celosia draws the eye next to orange tuberous begonias with sedums, asters and other plants in the background.