Fall And Winter Can Be An Interesting Time In Your Garden
Ideas For Fall Plants
James welcomes Eric to the nursery. James has ordered a lot of plants because fall is a great time for planting, especially with the hot summers in the DC Metro area. There is plenty of color represented in these plants. The Russian Sage, a shorter variety, is perfect for late summer, early fall with its vibrant purple color. Plumbago is an excellent shade plant that also has a wonderful blue color. In fact it's one of the best blues, especially as a ground cover. Another stunning plant, that hasn't been in the trade very long is Companula Pantaloons. Eric would call it a double. It has another petal on top of the normal Companula flower. It's a great plant for the garden, a wonderful fall bloomer. We saw Solidagos earlier in the meadow, James has a dwarf variety, Crown of Rays. It provides an excellent pop of yellow and only grows to 2 to 3 feet tall. A wonderful garden plant. James will be planting more Asters this fall. We, too, saw them in the meadow, but they're great in the garden as well.
By Tim Wood, Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs Photographs courtesy of Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs
People are becoming more aware of the threat of invasive species that can alter our native ecosystems. Because of that scientists, horticulturists, farmers and gardeners are working to produce well-behaved, environmentally friendly plants that are not invasive threats like their parents. For an interesting article by Tim Wood.
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