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Fall Color in My Front Yard Garden in Portland

My front yard garden has been making me happy for months on end, but it's tapping into a special part of my heart at the moment. 

I garden in Portland, Oregon (USDA Zone 8). Fall is hands down my favorite season. After a summer of blistering heat (to me—and yes, I'm a hot weather wimp), one of the things I appreciate about it is the cooler temps. All the better for enjoying the parade of changing colors and the shifting light as I lap up the last of the season in my garden or on my regular neighborhood strolls. I'm especially enjoying the orange-red color of my Stewartia pseudocamellia. It radiates like glowing embers and I bask in its glow multiple times a day as I come and go via our front entry. Rain will be here before we know it and that has its own appeal. But for now, I invite you to tour this section of my front yard garden. 

Below the video, you'll find links to the plants that I mention in the video. Click to learn more about them and get ideas of how to include them in your garden.


THESE ARE THE PLANTS I MENTION IN THE VIDEO

Astelia nervosa 'Westland'

Westland Mountain Astelia

Type: Grass / Grass-Like, Perennial, Shrub
Exposure: Full Sun, Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Morning Sun, Filtered Sun, Open Shade, Open Shade
Zone: 8, 9, 10

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Cedrus deodara 'Feelin' Blue'

Feelin' Blue Deodar Cedar

Type: Conifer, Shrub
Exposure: Full Sun, Full Sun, Morning Sun, Filtered Sun
Zone: 7, 8, 9

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Eucryphia lucida 'Spring Glow'

Variegated Tasmanian Leatherwood

Type: Shrub, Tree
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun
Zone: 8, 9

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Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken'

Mariken Dwarf Maidenhair Tree

Type: Conifer, Shrub
Exposure: Full Sun
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Salvia 'Amistad'

Salvia Hybrid, Friendship Sage

Type: Perennial
Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat
Zone: 8, 9, 10

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Stewartia pseudocamellia

Japanese Stewartia

Type: Tree
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Open Shade, Open Shade
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

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Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata'

Variegated Spanish Dagger

Type: Shrub
Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat
Zone: 8, 9, 10

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Published October 30, 2020


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