Plants of the Week: Lovely Color in Your Fall Garden

01 November 2014  
It's never the wrong time of the year to spruce up your garden.

Abelia Kaleidoscope, Abelia grandiflora


The longest blooming of shrubs. Late spring the entire bush is covered with pink flowers that continue to show off all season. A compact evergreen that is frost, drought and heat hardy, and deer-proof. This shrub shines in a kaleidoscope of multi-colored foliage that sparkles all the time.


Goshiki Holly, Osmanthus heterophyllus


'Goshiki' proper translates from Japanese means holly with five different leaf colors. Each bush shows greens, white, golds and red all on the same bush. Energized freshness that sparkles through winter properly describes this winter lover.


Sienna Sunrise Nandina, Nandina domestica


Intense fiery red foliage appear fall through winter then turns back to a cool green in spring when showy white flowers appear then sets bright red berrys. This new sunrise nandina show its winter colors even more when planted in full sun.


Pink Flamingo Muhly, Muhlenbergia


Never has a grass so tough looked so pretty! Neat, tidy mounds of dark green grass produce giant puffballs of flamingo pink plumes. This knee high native is so effortless to grow it tolerates anything Mother Nature throws its way! This autumn bloomer is best planted in Autumn.


Deador Cedar,Cedrus deodara


A stand alone tree so beautifully shaped it's referred to as the 'Christmas tree'. Fastest of the evergreen trees used for quick screens, wind breaks and privacy. Graceful arches sweep through the landscape in colors of blue to green from this stately tree. An evergreen lovers dream.

Ken Lain, the Mountain Gardener

Ken Lain is attracted to sunshine, beauty, happiness, success and health through gardening, and wishes to point the way to others. Throughout the week Ken can be found at Watters Garden Center located at 1815 W. Iron Springs Rd, Prescott, or contacted through his web site at www.wattersgardencenter.com

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