Enjoy this Fall garden tour of one of the side beds in our front yard! In mid-Fall, this bed features color and texture from drying Little Lime Hydrangeas, Piglet grasses, perennials plus several evergreens in varying shades of green.
This time of year, when many perennials have finished up for the season, there is still so much color and texture to be found in the Fall garden, like the outstanding Blue Star Juniper above.
I’ve written about this before in my article How to Get Brilliant Fall Color in the Garden, which has many examples to inspire your own garden ideas.
I recorded another Fall garden video tour for you, so you can see exactly what my garden looks like now, during a time where not much is blooming.
In the image below, taken from the video, you can see the Knockout Roses are still going strong, as well as the Little Lime Hydrangeas.
But what also begins to stand out are the various other shrubs and perennials that are either ending the season or just beginning to shine.
Here’s some of what you’ll see in the Fall garden tour:
Kramer’s Red Winter Heath
(with flower buds getting ready to bloom all Winter long!)
This heather is finishing up its blooming . . .
. . . and then the Kramer’s Red Winter Heath flanking each side of the white heather will take center stage!
Piglet Ornamental Grasses
Gold Cone Juniper
Although it’s named for the vibrant Spring color . . .
. . . Gold Cone Juniper takes on more of a blue-green color in the Summer, Fall and Winter. (And it looks almost variegated, doesn’t it?)
Ageratum (annual version)
Little Lime Hydrangeas
The Little Lime Hydrangeas are so pretty and mix well with evergreens, including White Heather . . .
. . . Japanese Helleri . . .
. . . and Blue Star Juniper.
Muskogee Crepe Myrtle
In my last garden tour video, our Muskogee Crepe Myrtle was still blooming. Now its Fall color show has finally begun!
Fall Garden Tour Video: front yard, side bed
I hope you enjoy the video below.
And if you do, please click over to YouTube and hit the “like” button. I appreciate it!
Remember to enjoy your own gardens, even if things aren’t blooming right now.
There’s always color and texture to appreciate!
Hi Laura ,
I love your articles and videos! You inspired me to plant blue star juniper and I’m already in love with it 😊 now I’m thinking of dwarf mugo pine but I’m not sure it will survive our hot wet summer zone 8a Virginia beach . What do you think ?
Hi Rand, I’m so glad you love the blue star juniper — the year-round blue color can’t be beat! As for the dwarf mugo pine, there are some varieties that are good for zone 8, others are good up to zone 7. I’d suggest two things: First, find a good nursery — as in a really good nursery that seems to have employees who truly know their plants — and see if they sell mugo pines. Local nurseries will (usually) only sell shrubs that will do well locally. That being said — there are always exceptions too! So if you do decide to try a mugo pine, I’d plant it in a partial shade location — preferably afternoon shade — so it can withstand some of the hot sun of the coast. We are super humid in our Summers here too in southern New Jersey at the shore, and my own mugos are doing great in zone 7, partial sun/shade each day. To find varieties that will work in zone 8, do some internet searching on websites that sell conifers, instead of just starting to search for mugo pines. These conifer sites can be a wealth of information, as they usually carry multiple varieties of mugo pines and will list the gardening zones for each mugo. Does this help?