Fall Landscaping Ideas – A Mosaic Of Colors, Shapes And Scents
Fall brings with a real avalanche of colors, shapes and scents, in a splendid décor in which nature throws its whole arsenal on stage before turning numbed in the freezing winter. If you want to witness and enjoy this exquisite chromatic show, then take a look at these fall landscaping ideas so that you get the whole range of colors in your garden, imparting vitality and personality alike.
A myriad of colors as if trees exploded in a show of fireworks and all this having a single tree at the center of the stage. The Japanese maple, with its unique limb structure and rich color palette, is the star of the fall show.
Give color, but also some texture to the garden, creating some interesting accents. A stone wall, a winding paved alley, large flower pots and other garden accessories which break the monotony and make the landscape more dynamic.
Use different size shrubs and trees which also bloom in various colors, creating overlapping layers of colors and shapes, giving the impression the garden goes on and on. The chromatic diversity is also one loaded with vitality.
Choose a variety of evergreens to plant around the edges of your yard. They’ll give you year-round privacy and provide a beautiful backdrop for other trees, shrubs, and flowers that show off brilliant fall color.
Since we mentioned plants of different sizes, let’s now look at plants that develop different shapes as they grow. Some have a narrow, upright look; others are mounded; and others gracefully weep like this golden ‘Viridis’ Japanese maple. Combine plants with various habits to make your landscape more intriguing.
If you want to prolong the colorful show until late fall or even early winter, after all the trees lose the foliage, then turn to the strawflower. The blooms of strawflower come in yellow, orange and red and many variations in between, and the color holds even after drying.
Don’t look after vertical proportions of your garden only, but create a carpet of color with ground-hugging plants that put on a fall show, such as cranberries whose purple-red fruits will delight you on all levels.
Sources: Bhg.com, Hgtv.com