• Plants & Gardening

    7 Outstanding Plants For Early Fall Blooms

    Silk Tree, 7 Outstanding Plants That Bloom in Early Fall, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2022/09/14/7-plants-for-early-fall, #plants, #gardening #earlyfall #blooms #flowers #trees #shrubs #perennials #fallcolor #garden

    At this time of year, most blooming plants have finished their show and are just enduring the heat until the rains come. Buddleia, phygelius, fuchsia, echinacea, and cistus still offer a few blooms, thank goodness, but late summer / early fall is not when they shine. Here are 7 of my favorite plants that bloom in late August or early September in my garden. Silk Tree Albizia julibrissin, or Silk Tree (above photo), is an elegant, feathery tree that has a broad canopy and delicate, divided leaves. In August, fan-like,…

  • Plants & Gardening

    The Rich Blaze of Red and Orange Heucheras

    Heuchera in Fall Container, The Rich Blaze of Red and Orange Heucheras, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/11/01/Red and Orange Heucheras/ #coralbells #heucherapeachflambe #autumn #redandorange #perennials #heucheras #fall #fallcolor #fallcontainer

    The other day, I was roaming my local nurseries and noticed some enchanting red and orange heucheras. They’re commonly called Coral Bells. Some I’ve grown and some I’ve yet to put in my garden. But I recommend growing all of these low perennials. They show off beautiful foliage, bloom in tall wands of delicate flowers, and attract hummingbirds. Plus, they grow in an array of gorgeous colors and variations. Many even survive down to zone 4 temperatures. So with a little fertilizer and trimming in spring, these part-shade babies will…