All seasons produce emotional responses, but for many of us, that strange nostalgic feeling of autumn is especially strong and quite unique. As the trees and other plants respond to shorter days and cooler temperatures, the spectacular display of color brings us emotionally to that mysterious, pivotal edge between the melting heat of summer and the freezing cold of winter.
Autumn color also signifies the great harvest -- the wonderful bounty of our well planned, well worked summer gardens. When the first frost withers the once vibrant leaves of the summer squash and pumpkin patch, we know it's time to sort the jack-o-lanterns of Halloween from the pies of Thanksgiving.
With some planning, it is easy to conjure the magic of a New England fall into our gardens. Our particular region offers the needed changes that trigger the autumn color -- and we offer the plants that will respond to the changes our seasons can bring. Here is a sampling of trees:
We have many trees, bushes, grasses and flowering perennials, perfect for fall color, including:
There are three flowering plants that do very well in fall weather:
We stock heavily in September, but these plants move quickly. Come in soon to see this season's selection.
For many reasons, autumn is a great time for planting, but it is especially good for planning autumn colors into your garden or landscape because at this time of year the plants especially appropriate for a fall color scheme will be showing off their colors at our nursery. Come in to our shop and see the color display for yourself.
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Celebrate the seasons with plants and their produce that make the holiday what it is.