Looking for ways to add more color to your garden? Learn how to achieve foliage fall color with these simple tips.
Although we had our first frost, we can still plant for next year’s garden.
As long as the ground is not frozen we are good to go!
There may not be much stock left at the nurseries, but even better deals can be had with what’s left.
Now is a great time to finish purchasing next year’s plants, dividing and moving things around to tweak the beds.
In my neck of the woods, a lot of tree foliage has fallen.
There are some trees with foliage left, but the woods behind my house are looking pretty sparse.
With the leaves falling, I want to show you how there’s still color in my gardens through the foliage.
Certain plants are meant to be at their peak this time of year and I wanted to highlight some in case you want to add to your gardens.
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Front Garden Tour
Although perennials are starting to die back, their foliage during that process can add more color to the borders.
The bright yellow foliage in this bed is from Balloon Flower.
Sedum Autumn Joy is still performing well – the blooms have deepened more as they start to dry out and the foliage is starting to yellow.
The fall decor on the front porch is still going strong.
I’m hoping it will hold out until Thanksgiving but I’m not sure the Mums and pumpkins will make it 3 more weeks.
Keep your fingers crossed because we are hosting!
Everything is in full bloom here and looks incredible!
The Ornamental Kale, Cabbage, Pansies and Mums are doing great!
I’m surprised that even the pumpkins are still in good condition – neither the squirrels or my dogs have messed with them!
Fallen leaves are covering the beds.
They will get cleaned out sometime in the next few weeks so that they do not accumulate around my perennials all winter long.
View from my front porch at sunset.
I love how the cornstalk and Maple Tree look with sun setting behind it.
The fall colors are amazing!
There is a lot of fall color happening in the well garden.
Smoketree is turning a bright orange and my neighbor’s Maple looks stunning behind it.
The yellowing foliage from my other plants compliments the crimson and orange hues – so gorgeous!
This Oak Leaf Hydrangea does not disappoint!
It is slowly deepening to a beautiful crimson.
Backyard Garden Tour
I intentionally planted this border with fall foliage color in mind.
It is amazing how much color is still happening!
One of my gardening friends gave me this Hellebore years ago.
It is just about to bloom. I love the lacey green foliage on this beautiful perennial.
The plant in the foreground is one of my Blueberries.
Isn’t that fall foliage color incredible?
The Burning Bush is slowly deepening to a crimson color.
I love how it pairs with Ornamental Grass.
When I picked Snowball Spirea up at the nursery a few weeks ago, I knew I would love the foliage color in the landscape.
How fantastic is that bright orange color?
The shed garden looks amazing right now!
Sedum Autumn Joy and the Ornamental grass together with the foliage in the woods is just gorgeous!
What Do You Think?
Don’t you just love all that fall color?
I am so happy I added some new shrubs and trees to the beds and can’t wait to see how they look next year!
In the next week or so, I’m going to tuck more bulbs in the beds for early spring color before the ground freezes.
I’m a little late getting it done, but better late than never!
Do you consider fall foliage when choosing plants for your garden?
If so, do you have any favorites you’d like to share?
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I hope you enjoyed this week’s garden tour and chat about achieving fall color with foliage. I really appreciate you joining me and following along! If you missed a few tours or want to see how the garden has progressed during the growing season, you can see them here:
- 1st Week – Bulbs and Early Spring Perennials
- 2nd Week – Cool Season Vegetables and Spring Flowers
- 3rd Week – Growth, Change and Everblooming Design
- 4th Week – Growth and Transition in the Spring Garden
- 5th Week – Container Gardens and Outdoor Living Spaces
- 6th Week – Adding Color with Annuals
- 7th Week – The Importance of a Tidy Border
- 8th Week – How to Create a Hummingbird Garden
- 9th Week – Spring to Summer Transition
- 10th Week – Summer Perennials, Pest and Disease Control
- 11th Week – Summer Gardening and Patriotic Decor
- 12th Week – Caring for Gardens While On Vacation
- 13th Week – How to Create a Butterfly Garden
- 14th Week – Midsummer Flowers
- 15th Week – Summer to Fall Transition in the Garden
- 16th Week – Tidying Up the Late Summer Flower Garden
- 17th Week – Preparing the Flower Garden for Fall Plantings
- 18th Week – Best Plant for the Fall Garden
- 19th Week – Fall Garden Tip that Will Save You Money
- 20th Week – Easy Fall Garden Maintenance Tip
- 21st Week – Preparing the Garden for Winter
- 22nd Week – Dividing and Transplanting in the Fall Garden
- 23rd Week – Planting Next Year’s Garden in Fall