Plants can really help us tune in and enjoy the changing seasons. They encourage us to watch month by month, week by week as they put out new growth, form flower buds, burst into bloom, change colors, etc.
What’s your favorite plant to see in the fall? Reply to this email and let me know!
Gatsby Pink® Oakleaf Hydrangea
This plant exceeds our expectations season after season, year after year. While it offers year-round appeal, we’re obsessed with it in the fall. Its large leaves turn a dramatic red-tinted burgundy color, which perfectly highlights its lacey flowers as they change from dark pink to light tan.
- full sun (6+ hours) to part sun (4-6)
* but will still perform well in less sunlight
- 6-8 ft. tall and wide
- USDA zones 5-9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
One of my shrubs looks really sad in comparison to my other plants this fall. Is it sick? What do I do?
Some shrubs don’t get fall color displays, they lose their leaves quickly and go dormant. For example, rose of Sharon and weigela (like below) are summer stunners, but head to bed early for the winter. There’s nothing to do to help, just wait ’til spring!
Hang out with the Gardening Simplified show hosts as they discuss cannas, garlic, and native viburnum.