Dave at The Home Garden has been host for a wonderful fall meme each year, allowing gardeners to showcase the fall color in their locations all over the country. It's fun to see what others are growing and how it tints their landscapes. We don't currently have much color going on here, but all during fall, we sure did. Here are some of the beautiful hues we enjoyed at Our Little Acre this fall:
|Arkansas Blue Star (Amsonia hubrechtii) is always a bright spot |
in the fall garden, made even more so by late afternoon sun.
|Even on a cloudy day, it nearly glows.|
|This native grass, Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) has |
really come into its own this second year in my garden.
Love its fall color!
|Nothing like maples to light things up in the fall!|
|I can always count on the Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina) for |
brilliant fall color. This is another common native in my area.
|A closer look at the fruit of the sumac.|
|X Heucherella 'Sweet Tea' darkens to burgundy in the fall.|
|It's not always about the foliage. Mums provide important color, too.|
|The red-twig dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Cardinal') stems start to |
turn from yellow-green to red in September. I like how they look
against Yucca 'Colorguard'.
|Another Cornus (C. kousa) has beautiful red color.|
|Endless Summer hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer')|
turns a beautiful mauve color in fall. These can be cut and kept
indoors as dried flowers. They will keep this color!
|Oak leaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen') |
dressed for fall.
|Maple, sumac, and maiden grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus') |
present a beautiful fall collage of color.