Thursday, November 07, 2013

A Season To Celebrate

Fall is a season we can plan for, not necessarily planting and enjoying the color of flowers, however, there are many plants that put on a show in late summer and fall.  I am suggesting by planning ahead with trees shrubbery and perennials, fall can be a beautiful burst of color before the snow rolls in!

Dwarf Fothergilla
Tor Spirea
Ninebark Summer Wine
The above three shrubs are my favorites, but there are several others that display great fall color.
Weigela Wine and Roses
Weigela Dark Horse
Smaller shrub with lots of gold in the fall
Azalea Karen
Keeps its leaves all winter
Hydrangea Limelight
This is pretty much how Limelight will look all winter, leaves gone, flowers dried.
Itea Henry's Garnet
Just beginning to change
The trees all have their own color timeline, Magnolia in foreground, Accolade Elm on the right and Chanticleer Pear in the background.
Heuchera Pinot Gris
Don't forget some of the Heucheras stay for the winter and even peek out under the snow.
Heuchera Southern Comfort
Stays colorful all winter
Variegated Solomon's Seal
This plant had a lot of insect damage this summer, not sure what was stripping the leaves.