Think perennials, trees and shrubs for years of foliage
Mainstays of a New Hampshire autumn landscape, sugar maples and “October Glory” maples bring rainbows of reds and oranges, but there are less common trees like sweet gum, and the “Full Moon” Japanese maple that really brighten things up, said Grondin.
The “Full Moon” Japanese maple offers a gradual change as autumn arrives, morphing from a brilliant lime green to golden yellow and eventually to a “fiery, orangy-red,” said Grondin.
Mixing in perennials and some unusual annuals can also make the passing of summer seem not so sad, and there are lots of options, according to Crista Salamy, owner of Tenney Farm in Antrim.
And when the flowers fade, Salamy said, the texture of a variety of grasses can fill in the empty spots.
Manchester and the surrounding area falls into zones 5 and 6, while northern areas and higher elevations, including the Monadnock Region, need zones 3 and 4, she said.
To improve the chance of seeing your comment posted here or published in the New Hampshire Union Leader:
- Identify yourself. Accounts using fake or incomplete names are suspended regardless of the quality of posts.
- Say something new, stay on topic, keep it short.
- Links to outside URLs are discouraged, if used they should be on topic.
- Avoid comments in bad taste, write well, avoid using all capital letters
- Don't cite facts about individuals or businesses without providing a means to verify the claim
- If you see an objectionable comment please click the "Report Abuse" button and be sure to tell us why.
Note: Comments are the opinion of the respective poster and not of the publisher.Be the first to comment.