I’m Bonnie Phipps Moninger from Boulder, Colorado, and these pictures had been taken in November 2021. I’ve been gardening since 2006 in Boulder and had by no means seen our fall colours so lovely in our backyard (Zones 4–5), and it lasted manner into November.
The Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra, Zones 5–9) turned such a fantastic copper and had been accentuated by the bronze of the ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea heads (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Annabelle’, Zones 3–9) and the darkish maroon of the PJM rhododendrons (Zones 4–8). The scene took my breath away. This was the primary 12 months I planted rhododendrons, that are laborious to develop in Colorado, and I used to be thrilled to see the autumn coloration of their leaves.
This can be a completely different perspective of the identical space and contains Magic Carpet spirea (Spirea japonica ‘Walbuma’, Zones 4–8) within the combine.
The spireas pop among the many crimson of the dwarf smokebush (Cotinus coggygria, Zones 4–8), the greens of the boxwoods and Geum (Zones 4–9), the yellow of the Itoh peony (Paeonia hybrid, Zones 4–9), and the dwarf globe blue spruce (Picea pungens, Zones 2–8). The pyramid shrub is ‘Inexperienced Mountain’ boxwood (Buxus ‘Inexperienced Mountain’, Zones 5–8).
One other perspective of this space reveals spireas within the foreground, plus the dwarf blue spruce and Hicks yews (Taxus × media ‘Hicksii’, Zones 4–8) behind.
This tapestry contains Mesa Verde spreading spruce (Picea pungens, Zones 3–8), blue avena grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens, Zones 4–9), redleaf barberry (Berberis thunbergii, Zones 4–8), and Carol Mackie daphne (Daphne × burkwoodii, Zones 5–8) amongst another usuals.
Spireas pop throughout the backyard and match the colour of our round artwork piece.
The variegated feather reed grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Overdam’, Zones 5–11) seems placing in opposition to the orange rocket barberry. A weeping Norway spruce (Picea abies, Zones 3–8) is within the background.
An African daisy (Gazania, annual) pops out of the autumn foliage.
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