This time of year it’s interesting to see which plants are still performing well. If we pay attention to how things perform and how long they last we can make better decisions when designing our gardens with plants in the future. If you want to extend the foliage we need to note which plants have long lasting foliage. The same goes for blooms too. So which plants are still retaining foliage in mid November? Which plants still have blooms? Which plants in my garden are still hanging in there? Let’s take a look!
‘Oranges and Lemons’ gaillardia sure is a trooper! 4-5 frosts have fallen upon our garden yet it keeps blooming. It’s fading but still hanging on.
The oak leaf hydrangeas are still hanging on to their fall foliage. I’m a fan of the burgundy colored leaves. The fact that they are so large really lets the oak leaf hydrangeas stand out when all other deciduous plants have gone bare.
Most of this ‘Shasta’ doublefile viburnum has lost most of its leaves but in keeping with the theme of today’s post there are still some leaves hanging on! It’s one of my all-time favorite spring flowering shrubs but it’s pretty cool three out of four seasons.
Other viburnums still have pretty much all their leaves and are just beginning their fall color transformation. This arrowood is beginning to show signs of the color changes.
This Viburnum x burkwoodii is holding off the leaf drop as well. It’s a very fragrant flowering viburnum in the spring time and ought to be in everyone’s garden!