Gardening information for zone 6 Ohio in neutral clay soil. The backbone of my gardens Hosta, Heather,
Heuchera, flowering shrubs, perennials, ground covers, conifers, and trees.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fall Color Garden Ohio Japanese Maples Picea


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The Acer palumatum Fireglow has to be one of the best Japanese Maples to own. Does great in full sun here in zone 6 and even though everything is cut back except for the Mums and the Hosta, this garden still looks good with the JM and the Pinus s. Glauca Nana and Mums, even though the Hosta are pretty much gone for the year. Unfortunately we are technically still in drought and things just did not give much Fall color this year. I kept waiting for it to but it started coloring and went straight to leaf drop before things finished coloring.

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The back line showing the lovely Mums and the Japanese Maple, Acer palmatum Crimsom Queen.

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The burgundy Mums seem outstanding in color this year. Maybe it's just the fact that the summer was so bland with everything burned up.

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My beautiful Paperbark Maple, Acer griseum Paperbark. It started turning red and unfortunately the leaves started dropping before it was finished. I just love the bark on this tree.

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My small Picea pungens Glauca Globosa with the pink Mum. I will probably add another pink Mum here. Since there are a few small Heuchera here I'm not sure until Spring if I'll have room and decided to wait until then to make a decision on it.

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The Picea abies Reflexa with the Viburnum Autumn Jazz doing a little Fall color. Thanks for stopping by. Next month is a post about my Heuchera.



34 comments:

Giga said...

Przykro mi, że liście opadały zanim nabrały jeszcze piękniejszych kolorów. Kolor kwiatów jest wspaniały. Pozdrawiam.
I'm sorry that the leaves were falling even before they have become beautiful colors. Flower color is gorgeous. Yours.

Mark and Gaz said...

Hi Cher! It's always nice to see the plants that have done so well in your garden despite the heat and drought. These plants are not only beautiful but they are toughies. The bark of Acer griseum Paperbark certainly is lovely :)

FlowerLady said...

Hi Cher ~ What wonderful plants you have there in your fall gardens. I love seeing what all grows in northern gardens.

FlowerLady

Andrea said...

Hi Cher at least your mums can flower nicely even with the drought, they can't flower here that well. How many months now is your drought? I am thinking that plants surely prefer drought with cold temperatures than drought with a scorching sun!

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Your maples are gorgeous! I too love the bark on the paperbark. I don't have one in my garden but would love to get one. The color is so pretty on your Japanese maples. Mine are at peak now and I am enjoying them so much!

scottweberpdx said...

Love the Maples...every time I see a Paperbark Maple in our neighborhood I wish I had planted some!

Larry said...

Wonderful to see fall still going strong some place...
19 degrees here last night and we need to change our mindset and focus as we gaze upon the almost winter and more barren landscape... unfortunately I'm still waiting on lilies to be able to plant them! a bit of a warm-up headed this way so hoping they arrive soon. I love the Acer griseums and am always surprised at how my plants in basically the same area of the gardens tend to color up differently and at different times. Yours is lovely... Larry

PURA VIDA said...

Hi Cher, I planted a little Japanese maple this summer and am so excited to see the changing colors!

Kate said...

The mums make everything so bright and pretty, don't they? I would so love to have bunches of them to cut and bring in for the holidays. Our Fall colors are very subdued this year. I think it hasn't been cold enough all along, then we had an early snow. I take that snow as a sign of better things to come for all of us next year, water-wise.

dorothy said...

Your 'Fireglow' Japanese Maple is coming along quite well. We planted one last fall and it made it through the hot summer with no problems, and it has a nice fall color. It has inspired me to plant a couple of other varieties in pots. You do have some nice fall color in your yard!

Zoey said...

It's amazing how nice everything looks well into November.

Here's hoping for a better gardening year in 2013!

Beth said...

Hi Cher, Love your Japanese maples. Great color! The viburnum is pretty too, as are your mums. Our Japanese maple usually turns red in the fall but turned yellow, then dropped the leaves this year. I attribute this to the drought. Have a good week and a happy Thanksgiving, Cher!

Patsy said...

Your garden is lovely with color.The trees here are fading now to a yellow gold color.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Cher
I am envious of your Japanese maples. They might last a few years here but all it takes is a number of really cold nights together and they succumb to the weather.
I lost one that way and haven't planted another - they do get awesome colour in the fall.
I like the burgundy mums, the same colour I use in my gardens.
Judith

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Fireglow is really nice. You really have a lot of variety of color there. I really like the burgandy mums. You got several blooms. I noticed after work today that mine in the front garden have two blooms. I took some and moved them to the back garden last spring as I know the space they're in in front is tough on them. Maybe next year, the back ones will bloom. That Reflexa is really neat.

The Enduring Gardener said...

I'm a fan Paperbark maple as well. The colours are going to look great in your garden in a few years.

Judy Haughton-James said...

You have such lovely plants in your garden Cher! Really very beautiful. It must give you so much joy to see them thrive. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Lona said...

Hi Cher. Girl your Maples are so lovely. I really love the bark on that Paper Maple. I never saw one like it before until I saw yours. Are you ready for winter? Gardening wise I am but I am not a fan of the season. :) Have a wonderful week.

GirlSprout said...

It's good to see your pop of color. Everything has pretty much turned brown here so I'm glad your mums are hanging tough. The sunshine looks warm, too.

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Cher, it's always a great pleasure to see what you have done in your garden. I am going to have to take some notes for planting next Spring. Thanks for stopping by today on my Dad's post, and for the very kind words. I also wanted to let you know that I have had to put the comment moderation on as all of a sudden I have had an overwhelming influx of spam recently. Thankfully it has helped but I have already deleted a couple of blogging friends comments by mistake :( I will get the hang of it soon I suppose. I just have to slow down somewhat. Have a great day!

Julie said...

Your garden is lovely--what beautiful color, even with the drought. Paperbark maples are some of my favorites--they are such show-stopppers. Happy GBBD to you!

HolleyGarden said...

Your japanese maples are just gorgeous. And your mums are such a gorgeous color. They really stand out beautifully against your fence.

Autumn Belle said...

Your maples steals the show!

Pearl@serenitycove said...

I love Japanese Maples. Yours are very pretty.
We are out of drought now since Sandy came through. Sure hope for a better year next year!!

Patrick's Garden said...

That's amazing there's a full sun jap maple even in your zone. The paperbark maple is probably my favorite tree because of that rich textured bark and don't mind if it's slow grower.

Casa Mariposa said...

I don't have a maple and really wish I did. Yours are beauties! Love your cheerful mums. I'm a softie for rich purple flowers.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Cher,
What a beautiful day in the garden, lovely sunshine! The mums are a gorgeous colour. Especially with the fence in the background. I want to add a Japanese Maple to my garden hopefully next year.
All the Best,
Christine

Neuer Gartentraum said...

Bei dir sieht es noch immer wunderschön aus. Alles wirkt so frisch und farbig.
Vor allem die Astern gefallen mir besonders gut.
Gruß Anette

Malar said...

That's beautiful shade of colours for Autumn!

Landbohaven said...

Tak for de smukke billeder.
Ha´ en god aften.

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Diamacra said...

Lovely day in the garden! Like your post :)

North Carolina, United States said...

Love your burgandy mums. So festive this time of year. Merry Christmas!

Kimberly

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Stiletto said...

I can see why you love your Japanese maples. They are absolutely lovely.