Fall Color 2017 from Growing The Home Garden

I'm a big fan of foliage! There is no better time of the year than autumn for those who love foliage, and naturally fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I thought I would share with you some photos I have taken over the last month of the foliage from my garden. Tennessee often has amazing fall color and this year was no exception. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the fall color from my garden! Fall Color 2017 While its surroundings are lacking in appeal blueberry bushes always have some beautiful fall foliage. They are worth planting for ornamental value in addition to the edible berries. Fothergilla is an amazing plant for fall color! This Japanese Maple is 'Germaine's Gyration'. I missed the peak color by a day! There are few trees that can rival the fall color of a maple! This self sown maple…

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Fall Colors in East Tennessee

Emily Rose who gardens and blogs in the Chattanooga area has a very picturesque setting for her fall colors!  What could be better than fall colors reflected in a pond?  Oaks, maples, and other trees all offer up a piece of East Tennessee fall color.  Stop by and check out Emily's fall color pictures at her blog!

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‘Brandywine’ Maple (Acer rubrum) is Great for Fall Color

A few years ago I found a maple tree on sale at one of our local nurseries.  It was only five dollars so I bought it, planted it, and left it alone.  It was a 'Brandywine' maple tree which is a cross between an 'October Glory' and 'Autumn Flame'.  With parents that good it had to be something special! Almost as soon as I planted it the deer found it.  That's the way it goes around here.  Everything must be sampled by the deer.  Fortunately the following years it has been left alone to grow.  It's still a small tree but beginning to show off its brilliant fall color potential. 'Brandywine' only produces male flowers so you don't get a whole bunch of samaras (maple seeds) helicoptering through the garden and planting themselves in random garden beds.  Personally I wouldn't mind a few maple offspring to plant in a few…

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Fall Color Project 2012 Prize Giveaway!

I'd like to thank all the participants of the Fall Color Project this year! We've been able to see lots of wonderful colors from across the country.  In a few days I'll put together a wrap up post with all the participants listed but today I would like to take a moment to announce the winner of the solar water fountain from Water Fountain Place. Before I announce the lucky winner there are a few more fall colors that are still coloring my late fall garden for me to share! Warmer than usual fall temperatures are keeping those leaves on the trees. Temperatures are predicted to be in the 70's today which is crazy warm for December in Tennessee. I'll enjoy it while it lasts though! Arrowwood Viburnum Fothergilla Nandina Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) (info on propagation of oak leaf hydrangea) And the randomly selected winner is: Karin of…

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Fall Color in the South: Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina

Today we have three bloggers who have fall color to share!  All three reside in the south and have a wide array of color to show.  Those of us who live in the south enjoy the mild winters and long growing season which of course means the fall color lasts much later into the year.  As I look out into out back yard I can still see trees and shrubs holding tightly onto their leaves.  Soon to drop, but just not yet.  Let's take a look at what fall color looks like in some other southern states! Fall Color in South Carolina Janet in South Carolina has one of my favorite trees for fall color on display - the Sweetgum!  Liquidambar styraciflua has some of the most spectacular fall color.  A lot of people complain about them due to the gum balls which drop but that seems like such a small…

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Fall Color in Southern California

Denise from Southern California has another great Fall Color Project post for us!  You might think that her region may not have much fall color to offer, but if you look you'll find it!  Just take a glance at the muhlenbergia in full bloom, the ginko trees, or the sweetgum and you'll see the fall color that comes to Southern California. Join the Fall Color Project 2012!

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Fall Color from Washington

It's time to take a trip up to Washington and visit Tatyana.  She went on a visit to one of her favorite nurseries that has a heavy emphasis on Japanese maples!  Japanese maples can be one of the spectacular trees for fall color.  While throughout the year Japanese maple colors can range from variegated white and green to deep reds the fall color changes seem to amp it all up! Stop by Tatyana's Secret Garden to check out her Japanese maple nursery visit! Join the Fall Color Project 2012

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Georgia in The Fall

Skeeter has brought us our latest Fall Color Project post!  Skeeter teams up with Tina at In the Garden and offers up her garden experiences from Georgia for readers to share.  Go visit Skeeter as she strolls the Augusta Canal with the beautiful Savannah River in view. You know how spectacular fall colors and water scenes can be so go visit In the Garden! Fall Color Project 2012

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Illinois Fall Color From Prairie Rose’s Garden

It's time for more fall color, this time from Illinois!  Rose who writes the blog Prairie Rose's Garden just posted her pictures of fall.  Colors in her area come from a range of plants including maples, locust trees, burning bushes, and several other colorful plants from her garden.  But of all her colorful plants you have to see her maple tree.  Maples have always been a fall color favorite of mine and she really has a nice one!  Stop over today and visit Prairie Rose's Garden and see what the colors look like in Illinois! Join the 2012 Fall Color Project!

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Pennsylvania Fall Color from Nancy Ondra

I'm always excited to see Nancy Ondra's garden through her blog Hayefield and now the fall color in her Pennsylvania Garden is ready for our annual tour!  Nan has been participating in the Fall Color Project for several years now and we've all been able to enjoy the fantastic varieties of plants, shrubs, and trees she has in her garden.  There are many plants that I first discovered on her blog that I've since added to my own. When you visit her garden pay attention to how she has used the ornamental grasses, the perennials, and the shrubs to make a garden where the plants complement each other. Perhaps my favorite picture from her post is the one with the three flower maple tree, amsonia, and aromatic aster and showing off through the split rail fence!  Stop over and visit Nancy Ondra's Garden at Hayefield - you'll be glad you…

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