This is the perfect time of year to get inspired about your fall garden. Ontario and the East will soon be brilliant with fall colour and our gardens will be aglow in this vibrant backdrop. In other parts of North America, however, the maples and other trees do not turn the same intense oranges and reds, so gardeners have to be more imaginative about getting fall colour into their gardens.
Last year, my mother sent me photos of her (always) new and improved garden in its fall glory, and I have saved them until now to share with you. Frequent readers will have seen this garden before in my blog.
Throughout her garden, I am struck by the way the blue-grey foliage is a dramatic accent to the fall colours–blue spruce varieties, blue oat grass and similar accents.
Japanese Anemones are wonderful fall flowers, for their delicate form and tough cold-hardiness. They will wave their pretty blooms until a hard frost, unlike few other flowers with such a delicate look!
Grasses and Japanese maples are some of the major players in this display. Notice that her backdrop is essentially composed of evergreens!
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