Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ (backlit)

Kevin Kelly does indeed have a favorite of the four gardening seasons, as shown in these fabulous fall photos!

"Today was a beautiful day in Harrisburg, PA. As I was taking apart my fountains (I have 5 that I store for the winter), I couldn’t help but take a few more photos of my garden. I strive hard to create a four season garden, but I must admit I love fall the best. I leave most of my perennials up though the winter. The leaves stay in the beds, and I shred leaves that are on the lawn. My neighbors laugh as I am frequently seen carrying away the leaves they rake to the curb, to shred for leaf compost. Hope you enjoy the pictures."

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Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’

Molinia arundinacea ‘Skyracer’ (Moor Grass)

Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice’

Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ developing reddish streaks before going dormant

Fothergilla gardenii ‘Blue Shadow’

Cornus kousa

Epimedium x rubrum

Upright Japanese Maple (variety unknown)

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