Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fashionably Late With Fabulous Fall Foliage

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.

You can see many other fall color gardens at Dave's Fall Color Project.


Darla said...

Beautiful fall colors Kylee. I've been reading on the Portland blogs about the snow they have received...your photos looks so warm compared to theirs.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Fantastic fall foliage Kylee.

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

I love it even if you're late! ;) You still have some greta fall color though. The oak leaf hydrangea is very bright - ours is a little darker more burgundy-red. I'm a big fan of those red twig dogwoods! Thanks for joining in the Fall Color Project!

Lona said...

Hi Kylee.Oh, I just love that last picture. Just beautiful images of Fall.
Have a wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

I love the autumn season! The only thing is it's too short!

I'm sure you know that Amsonia hubrichtii (Arkansas Blue Star) is the PPA's Perennial of the Year for 2011. It might be finding a home in a new front flower bed here.

Nutty Gnome said...

Fantastic autumn colours Kylee - and I just LOVE that Little Bluestem grass!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I enjoyed seeing your beautiful fall colors. I don't remember if I've participated in this before. I was going to this year, but our prime color is over. I may see if I can get some photos before all the leaves have fallen.

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