Most of the time “autumn color” means brilliantly colored trees. Red maples, yellow birches and rust-colored oaks. But the hues of autumn are striking at all levels and in all areas of the landscape. At this time of year we’re surrounded with a richness of colors and textures and it’s important to savor every inch of the yard and garden.
This corner of the yard continually calls to me in the fall. the flowers on the Pee Gee Hydrangea, the red stems and fading foliage of the variegated red twig dogwood, the textures of the variegated Carex and the green juncus, and the coral winter berry holly fruits… they may not be as striking as a brilliant red sugar maple but they are completely rich and beautiful. Even the poison ivy on the trees joins the party!