Fall is my favorite season. I love the weather, the colors, the smells, the sights, the holidays, the clothing options, and the flavors (I could live on pumpkin forever and be perfectly happy). One of my favorite things to do in the Fall is to take an afternoon and go on a drive through the country to look at the colors. But, while this is fun, and a great family or date activity, why should you have to drive miles away to see the gorgeous colors of the season? Why not bring them to your own yard? Read this article by Steve Bender at Southern Living for a list of plants that will dazzle you this season:
-October Glory’ red maple (Acer rubrum )- for spectacular red fall foliage. September is a great time to plant.
-Plentifall pansies- survive below-zero temps with little damage, so they should bloom for you from fall through spring
-Moss- If grass won’t grow in a damp, shady area in your yard, grow moss instead. Moss stays green all year!
-Confederate rose- (Hibiscus mutabilis ‘Plena’) a shrub with late-summer and autumn flowers that change from white to pink to deep rose as they age.