An added plus to good fall color in the landscape is being able to preserve that color for late-season bouquets. The blooms of strawflower come in yellow, orange and red and many variations in between, and the color holds even after drying. Strawflower is an annual or short-lived perennial (in USDA Zones 8 to 11).
The maple tree family is a large one, and it includes trees of all shapes and sizes. From broad and spreading Norway maples, to columnar red maples, to short and shrubby ‘Emerald Elf’ amur maple, you can find a maple to fit any planting need. Japanese maples are probably the best known members of the family, but we’re inviting you to meet other members of the clan. If you’re in the market for a tree, consider a maple. You won’t be disappointed.
Fall is traditionally the time to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Put that bounty on display by using beautiful fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors and textures to create a lavish centerpiece that spills across the table.