Spring and summer seem to get most of the attention in the landscaping realm. But why should that be, when autumn is such a rich and beautiful time of year for Main Line Philadelphia gardens?
The brilliance of the gardening season seems to pass by so quickly each year. So while not seeking to diminish one iota from the wondrous beauty of the more flamboyant seasons, consider saving a bit of space in your Philadelphia landscape design for some delightful fall landscape plant favorites – all intended to regale your garden with exquisite color and extend the growing season that much longer.
- For lively annuals that provide a fresh and continuous pop of color throughout the autumn months, check out pansies, snapdragons, sunflowers (if planted in late summer), violas and ornamental kale.
- In the perennial realm, take a look at the splendid colors which sedum, autumn crocus, chrysanthemums, Michaelmas daisies, eupatorium, helianthus, goldenrod and sweet autumn clematis have to offer the fall garden.
- If you are interested in exquisite shrubs for your Philadelphia landscape design, think about beautyberry, autumn-blooming azaleas, viburnum, oak-leaf hydrangeas, blue mist shrub and even blueberry plants, which provide not only beautiful flowers but also decorative berries and foliage for extra interest.
- Some resplendent trees known for delivering fiery autumn color include deciduous maple trees, dogwoods, Japanese maples and stewartia.
Don’t limit yourself to the floriferous offerings of spring and summer alone, or allow any bit of extra glorious color available during the growing season slip through your fingers. The fall garden can be exquisite. In fact, highcountrygardens.com says “While the spring garden is full of smaller, compact flowering perennials and bulbs, the fall garden is the realm of big perennials and ornamental grasses that have been growing all summer before coming into flower.”
Before winter engulfs your home in its icy grips, get all the vibrant hues and splendor you can possibly squeeze out of your landscape and relish every last shred of enjoyment from your garden. Main Line Philadelphia fall landscape design planning for color and interest is an excellent way to achieve this very thing!
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