10.12.2007

Creating Color During Four Seasons in the Garden:Landscaping Learnings Pt. 1

When I got serious about landscaping I made a decision to learn more about plants, flowers, and trees before I began. I read some outstanding books, I relied on information from some of my favorite magazines, and I took some local classes in landscaping. What I learned in the class about our area is you really want to plant things that provide color or texture for more than one season. I was struck by this idea as I did planning and planting in my gardens. Now, ten years later I can take pictures this time of year and be convinced that I did create color in my garden based on the information I gleaned from all my sources.Hostas provide bright color in the fall as the leaves turn yellow. Maples create different leaf colors depending on the type. This one in the backyard is a lovely mix of color right now, especially when the sun shines through the leaves.
The maple leaves out front create a lovely yellow hue.
Our red rose illustrates that summer isn't over yet, especially with two buds sitting side by side ready to bloom.
Even lilac leaves turn a distinctive color in the fall of the year. As some plants turn they are showy and add a focal point to a fall garden. Others are more subtle, but help create that mosaic of color and texture as they blend together to make autumn so glorious.

3 comments:

  1. "As some plants turn they are showy and add a focal point to a fall garden. Others are more subtle, but help create that mosaic of color and texture as they blend together to make autumn so glorious."

    Love these descriptives... isn't it the same with people.. some are showy - adding a splash of color into life and some people are quiet and subtle and consistent and are the background to life helping to create the mix of the chorus of lives..

    love it.

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  2. Anonymous13.10.07

    You did good Kid.. you did, you did. JEJ

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  3. Thanks Shelby for your kind words.

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