h1

Add Spring Color amid Fall Hues

October 3, 2011

Fall and spring are the prettiest times of the year, so why not fill your landscape with the impressive hues of both seasons. Here are a few suggestions.

For flowers that reflect spring colors choose pinks, whites, blues, and yellows. Complimentary fall blooms include bronze-orange, gold, purple, and rust to brownish red.

Shrubs like azaleas (left photo) and camellias provide spring-colored flowers. Encore Azaleas require full shade and blooms three times a year with leathery leaves that remain green year round. Springtime is the shrub’s biggest bloom period. There are fewer blooms in summer and autumn. Still, the fall display is colorful until the first frost.

Camellias grow in part to full shade. Choose the Camellia sasanqua species for blooms October through December. For blossoms January until April, plant japonica species.

There are many perennials with fall blossoms of pinks, whites, blues, and yellows. Some to consider are boltonia asteroides (white and light pink), asters (rose and pink including fall hues), Chrysanthemum hosmariense (white with yellow centers), Russian sage (lavender), Sedum ‘Brilliant’ (pink).

Jackie Tarchala, owner of What Grows Where-consulting and design, says her favorite trees for fall color are, “Liquidamber, Pistacia chinensis, and all the Acer’s, especially A. rubrum ‘Autumn Blaze’ and  A. ‘October Glory’”.

Shrubs with fall foliage are Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus), Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), Barberry (Berberis), Blueberry (Vaccinium), Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica), and much more.


Advertisements

3 comments

  1. Looking forward to ‘pretty colors’ amid Mother Nature’s fall decor.

    Like


  2. Good Monday Morning Dianne:

    Love this article as usual…Thanks for all your effort…

    Street Faire slow start but busier after church..Not near as many people as in past, and sales were slow…

    Mary did wonderful and her birdhouses drew everyone in…

    Kisses Kim

    Like


  3. Great writing. Kim was able to sell my big Brandy bottle (Best of Show) plus one of the ivy leaf paintings on canvas. Whoopee for me.
    Georgia

    Like



What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: