I am Kris Northup, and I live in beautiful central Pennsylvania, Zone 6b. We are having an unusually long growing season here this year, presenting us with some really amazing fall foliage.
A ‘Limelight’ hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’, Zones 3–8) provides the backdrop to Arkansas bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii, Zones 5–8), golden lace juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Golden Lace’, Zones 4–9), and ‘Walker’s Low’ catmint (Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’, Zones 3–8).
From left to right: pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris, Zones 6–9), Tartarian aster (Aster tataricus, Zones 3–9), golden hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa, Zones 4–8), black and blue salvia (Salvia guaranitica, Zones 7–10 or as an annual) cosmos versailes (Cosmos bipinnatus, annual), and Verbena bonarensis (Zones 6–10 or as an annual).
The highlights here are the two ‘Autumn Brilliance’ serviceberries (Amelanchier × grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’, Zones 4–9) and the row of Hydrangea ‘Anne’ that provide winter interest to our garden.
The ‘Honorine Jobert’ anemone (Anemone hupehensis ‘Honorine Jobert’, Zones 4–8) and ‘Major Wheeler’ honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’, Zones 4–8) are still going strong alongside the ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’, Zones 5–9).
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