I hope you've been enjoying the fine fall finale we've been having—I sure have!
This time of year, I take notice and appreciate the evolution of plants known to me, as well as others that aren't yet on my radar—prospects for adding to my palette. The kaleidoscope of fall foliage color delights for sure, but that's wrapping up around here: the deciduous trees are just about done shedding their leaves. Late in the year, with less going on in the garden, I'm more apt to notice and be reminded of plants that have may have dropped off my radar or are new to me.
For me, the delights of autumn include plants that put on a good show of fall color—trees, shrubs, and even some perennials. As fall fades into winter, berries and drupes, bark and stem, and even the dried remains of summer blooms—they all hold intrigue for me.
In truth, keeping your eyes open throughout the year is an excellent way to make sure your garden has plants that will bring you joy every month of the year.