CAROL LINK ON GARDENING: Fall can be a beautiful time for landscapes – Gadsden Times

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CAROL LINK ON GARDENING: Fall can be a beautiful time for landscapes – Gadsden Times


One hardscape that I really like is a cracked birdbath that will no longer hold water. I added soil to the dish and planted a succulent that survives our winters in this area. A couple of decorative urns and a hypertufa pot also are displayed in the same area.

Fall has arrived and cooler weather is on the way! With so much dead plant material scattered around the landscape and a great deal of yard work that needs to be done before winter arrives, a cool-weather reprieve will be much appreciated.    

Of course, spring and summer are the most outstanding times of the year for most landscapes, but fall is a beautiful time as well. Many of our trees present lovely fall foliage that provides interest during the third season of the year. On the slope out front are maple trees, crape myrtles and Bradford pears that provide beautiful yellow, orange and burgundy foliage. In addition, a Confederate rose displays large lovely pink blossoms throughout September, a few stands of tropical ginger flaunt beautiful orange clusters, and burning bush and domestic nandina shrubs present beautiful red fall foliage.

Additionally, hardscapes situated throughout enhances our landscape. We have a gazebo, several benches, four swings, a yellow bridge, a picnic table and three large urns. In addition, we have trellises, birdbaths, stone walkways and stone planting bed edgers, a bottle tree, a butterfly house, birdhouses, statuary, bird
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