Colorful Fall Landscapes

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated October 15, 2010)

The fall season is arguably the most beautiful of all the seasons. When describing this time of the year, people often use words like breathtaking, fireworks, and awe inspiring to capture what they are seeing and feeling. There are ways that you can go about having colorful fall landscapes of your own, all you really need to do is begin planning ahead. Primarily, this means that you will usually need to begin your planting in the early spring, to give the plants the proper amount of time to acclimatize to your home, and to become established. When choosing the trees, shrubs and flowers that you want in your colorful fall landscapes, keep these in mind.

  • Trees. The amazing thing about trees is that while they usually look great throughout the year, when Autumn comes around they become truly spectacular. There are all kinds of trees that you could choose to have colorful fall landscapes, but if you are looking for something that is truly amazing, then you want to choose trees that will have a particularly colorful change. Some of these trees are Stewart Maple which have beautiful red, orange, or yellow leaves; Sweet Birch which will have some gorgeous golden-yellow leaves; Stewartia which will have gold, orange, and red tones on each and every leaf; and the Ginko tree which have some beautiful burgundy fall leaves.
  • Shrubs. Shrubs can add a nice border between trees and flowers, and can also add a beautiful touch of beauty at around the eye level. For some shrubs that truly come alive during the fall season, you will want to pick some that will have beautiful colors, or fascinating scents. Some of these are things like Aster, Sweet Autumn Clematis (which can be a particularly aggressive vine if you aren't careful), Goldenrod, and Russian Sage. With these four shrubs planted you will have a beautiful pink (Aster), white (Clematis), yellow-gold (Goldenrod), and purple (Russian Sage) arrangement.
  • Flowers. Just as with any garden of landscape, flowers are extremely important for a colorful fall landscape. Usually you will want to pick some perennial flowers which will be particularly hardy, or easy to care for since the fall weather is colder than what most plants will like. Some of the flowers that you will want to choose are things like Helenium, which is part of the daisy family and has beautiful yellow, orange, or red flowers; the Japanese Anemone which is typically poppy shaped and has white or pink flowers; the Chrysanthemum which can come in a wide variety of colors; and the Sedum plant which will be a pleasant pink in color when it begin to bloom.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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