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Late Bloomers Grace an Autumn Garden

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Late Bloomers Grace an Autumn Garden

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Late Bloomers Grace an Autumn Garden

Late Bloomers Grace an Autumn Garden

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Smithsonian horticulturist Janet Draper is caught between sun and shadow at the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden. Tracy Wahl, NPR hide caption

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Spring is glorious and summer is lush, but the garden has a special brilliance in the fall. The Mary Livingston Ripley garden, near the National Mall in Washington, D.C., remains lively with blossoms in mid-October.

Adrian Higgins, garden editor of The Washington Post and Smithsonian horticulturist Janet Draper lead a sun-dappled tour.