• 19
  • Jul
  • 2014

Fall Colors for Your Garden

It is never too early to start preparing your yard for fall. Choosing the right plants can help brighten up your yard when it is not so bright outside. It is important to pick plants that thrive in the colder temperatures of fall. Keep these plants in mind when looking for ways to add fall color to your yard.

  • Heuchera. Also known as “Amber Waves,” this evergreen plant usually thrives in warmer climates, but it is able to remain evergreen and retain its amber colored foliage with rose undertones in colder temperatures.
  • Autumn fern. In colder weather, autumn fern is considered a semi-evergreen and is best known for its coppery foliage.
  • Red-twig dogwood. This is one of the hardiest dogwoods in the United States, and thrives in colder temperatures. Its bright red stems are a nice pop of color during the fall.
  • Beautyberry bush. The long wands of purple berries of the bush often have a metallic sheen to them. They usually grow anywhere from 3 to 8 feet tall.
  • Strawflower. These bright flowers bloom in all different colors, including yellow, orange, and red. It is a short-lived perennial, but it keeps its colors even after drying.
  • Forthergilla. This brightly colored shrub offers white flowers during the spring, but stays a beautiful red, orange, and yellow color during the fall.
  • Crocus. These fall-blooming flowers are known for their sweet smell and their unique deep purple color throughout the flower.
  • Twinspur. A cousin of snapdragons, this cool-weather flowers come in pink, rose, orange, salmon, cream, and white and bloom as long as the temperature at night stays below 70.

When it comes time to get your garden ready for fall in the Conejo Valley and Los Angeles areas, contact Enhanced Landscape Management. They will use their expertise to ensure that your yard looks it’s best throughout the year.