#Fall #Pleasure #FineGardening

Lately we’re in Virginia visiting with Amy Birdsong. (See a prior submit from her right here: Classes from Amy’s Lawn.)

Hi, Advantageous Gardening! I’ve found out why I like fall gardens such a lot. It’s now not sizzling anymore, so you’ll meander slowly round your lawn and prevent to benefit from the sudden colour combos the flora and vegetation are providing you with. It nearly looks as if you deliberate it. Listed here are some photos appearing off fall pleasure.

trees with yellow foliage surrounded by evergreen shrubsMagnolia ‘Sun Aptitude’ (Zones 4–8) adjustments to yellow for the autumn, whilst the ‘Iciness Gem’ boxwoods (Buxus ‘Iciness Gem’, Zones 5–9) stay their stable, wealthy inexperienced colour.

large camellia shrub covered in pink flowersIn Zones 7 and better, fall doesn’t simply imply converting leaves; it additionally manner flora within the sasanqua camellias (Camellia sasanqua hybrids, Zones 7–9). Other varieties of camellias can bloom anytime from fall to spring the place they’re hardy.

faded hydrangea blossoms and foliage plantsFlower heads of ‘Limelight’ hydrangeas (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’, Zones 3–8) fade to their fall brown, with inexperienced upright plum yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Fastigiata’, Zones 6–9) and silver dusty miller (Senecio cineraria, Zones 8–10).

various evergreens in a garden bedA mixture of other evergreens, some variegated, create good looks that lasts all 12 months: oakland holly (Ilex ‘Magland’, Zones 6–9), variegated English holly (Ilex aquifolium, Zones 7–9), and Distylium ‘Spring Frost’ (Zones 7–9).

small pink camelia next to colorful foliage plants

Any other gorgeous fall-blooming camellia (Camellia ‘October Magic Ruby’, Zones 7–9) is subsidized up via variegated liriope (Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’, Zones 5–10) and lambs’ ears (Stachys byzantina, Zones 4–8).

garden of dusty pink flowers and interesting foliage plantsOn this picture: evergreen poet’s laurel (Danae racemosa, Zones 7–9) studded with pink berries, the fading seed heads of Autumn Pleasure sedum (Hylotelephium ‘Herbstfreude’, Zones 4–10), silvery lambs’ ears, and the variegated Euphorbia ‘Ascot’ (Zones 6–9)

various evergreen plantsThe daring, variegated foliage of Fatsia ‘Spider’s Internet’ (Zones 7–10) sticks out dramatically surrounded via darkish inexperienced evergreen foliage.

 

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