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Drab fall? Not in this colorful streetside garden

Cool weather might make some people think of brown leaves and shriveling plants, but not me. October is, I think, the best garden season—both for planting and photographing—in central Texas. Certainly my streetside garden is fuller and more flowery than at any other time of year. The color and blissfully cool temperatures drew me outside last weekend, and I took a few more pictures of the gardens along the street.
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