October in Your Garden

Autumn is a time of transition. Migratory and resident birds abound, and sycamore and big-leaf maple trees present beautiful fall colors.

October plant highlights:

image of California buckeye (Aesculus californica) in fruit at SBBG image of California grape (Vitis Californica) in fruit at SBBG ~ photo by Tricia Wardlaw image of California sycamore (Platanus racemosa) leaves in fall color at SBBG ~ photo by Denise Dewire 

  • California buckeye (Aesculus californica) in fruit
  • California grape (Vitis californica) in fall color - fruit in July & August
  • Sycamore (Platanus racemosa) leaves in fall color

Gardening tips:

Sow your wildflower seeds now and over the next few months to extend the bloom time.

This month and next month are good times to plant your California native plant garden.

Wildlife activity

Migratory and resident birds abound