Plant Profile: 3 Pinks for Fall Garden ColorSeptember 26, 2014
The year has just passed into autumn, which means fall garden color is bound to be on your mind. As I watch the rain hammer down for the first time in months, I can’t miss the yellow, red and orange overtaking erstwhile green foliage. These dominate the autumn palette. But, even pastels have a place in the fall garden. And, they don’t need to make your garden look like you’re ready to host an Easter egg hunt instead of a harvest party. These tones blend beautifully with the burnt and fiery hues taking main-stage as trees and shrubs get ready for their long, bare-branched winter’s nap.
Consider these reliable pinks for your fall garden color:
Of course, these aren’t the only pinks that appear in fall. Many trees turn shades of pink before shedding their leaves. Naked Ladies suddenly appear from otherwise bare earth, perfume the air with stunning pink posies. Tiny Schizostylis brigthens borders well into late autumn with pops of pink as well. And, of course, many hardy fuchsia flower in pink, feeding hummingbirds, until the frost takes them to earth for the coldest months of the year.
Have a favorite pink flower or foliage plant for fall? Do tell!
* Disclosure: Lobularia ‘Dark Knight’ shown here was provided to Garden Mentors by Proven Winners for free for test growing purposes. Garden Mentors has received no compensation from Proven Winners for this photograph or blog post.