The cool mornings we have enjoyed the last few days are a sure sign that the changing of the seasons will soon be well underway. Trees that are stressed out start to loose leaves in mid to late August, and by mid September, the first hints of fall color start to show up in some healthy red maples, sumac and a few birch.
As I notice these first colored leaves, it always fires my imagination with dreams of creating landscapes that show off great fall color for almost two months, rather than the usual one or two weeks. By carefully selecting a well balanced mix of trees, shrubs and perennials that show early, midseason, and late season Fall color, it is possible to paint the landscape with a feast for the eyes from mid-September all the way to mid-November.
Since there are many factors to consider when making variety selections, and placement decisions, it may be helpful to stop in the nursery and we will be happy to discuss trees and other plants to enable you in painting your landscape with eye-popping fall colors that don’t quit.