From the Garden of Florence Everts
Beautyberry for Autumn Interest
Beautyberry is such an amazing shrub. The berries don’t even look real to me, but of course they are. This is a native shrub in our area.
Wow, DC! The forecast is calling for a perfect weekend to get out and clean up the yard! I know I’ll be out pruning, cutting back perennials, and pulling some pesky weeds. Savor the moments outdoors and TGIF!
Staghorn Sumac Shines Best in Fall
There is so much wonderful foliage right now I can hardly stand it, but one thing I keep seeing around my neighborhood is the Staghorn Sumac. Ranging from deep red to orange and bright yellowy-green, the pinnately compound leaves just jump out against the landscape. I always notice this up and down I-95 in the fall, with the fruits especially showy in winter when the leaves have dropped. Sumac can become the size of a small tree over time. Love this plant!
HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?
Trick question! You can’t have too many Japanese Anemones! These look like Anemone hupehensis var. japonica ‘Bressingham Glow’. Photo taken 16 October 2015 in Arlington, VA.
The Circle of Life- Composting!
Well, isn’t this a sad site? The good folks of As You Like It Landscaping are swapping out summer and fall annuals for clients. Don’t worry, it will all come back in the form of compost!
Fall Planting is Best
This is the best time to get new plants in the ground. Imagine how wonderful your winter garden would look if you put in some winterberries!
Autumn Color at the Stoplight!
Sometimes I have to take pictures out of my car window…