My name is Renee Minirth. This is fall in my garden. In Memphis, fall lasts into December. Sometimes it’s hard to find good fall color in Southern gardens, but I’ve made it a special project for myself these past couple of years. Japanese maples as well as heat-tolerant conifers supply lots of colors.
View of the garden in fall, with plenty of Japanese maples (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9) and conifers helping provide structure and color as fall turns into winter
Japanese anemones (Anemone hupehensis ‘Pamina’, Zones 5–8) provide a brilliant flowery counterpart to the fall foliage color.
‘Bloodgood’ Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’, Zones 5–9) puts on a fall display that is brilliant and reliable even in climates that don’t typically have great fall color.
Two more maples, Acer japonicum ‘Meigetsu’ (Zones 5–7) with orange leaves, and A. palmatum ‘Tamukeyama’ (Zones 5–9) with red leaves here are backed up by other shrubs including purple diamond loropetalum (Loropetalum ‘Purple Diamond’, Zones 7–10) and ‘Blue Point’ juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Point’, Zones 4–8).
Fall Japanese maple foliage can be just as beautiful after it drops to the ground as it is on the tree.
A magical combination: fallen Japanese maple leaves with Heuchera ‘Wild Berry’ (Zones 4–8)
Wide view of the garden in fall
‘Hortsmann’ blue atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica ‘Hortsmann’, Zones 6–9) makes a beautiful silver-blue contrast to the shrubs around it.
One last view of this beautiful garden.
If you want to see more of Renee’s garden, check out her Instagram.
Beautiful, I love the path way, an invitation to take a stroll…
The detail shot selected by the GPOD Editor with Heuchera and fallen maple leaves gave me an infusion of joy to start the day. Such vivid color in the garden makes me glad we have such choices to add fresh though fleeting beauty in the fall garden.
Love your gardens; your photos are wonderful. Wish I lived closer so I could visit in person! Beautiful stonework, too.🍃
Lovely, lovely garden.
Gorgeous color and contrasts. Beautiful maples ,
Gorgeous rich colors!! A feast for the eyes! Thank you....
Beautiful use of Japanese maples in your garden. I'm envious because I can't grow them here--too cold.
I really like your style! Everything in your garden- front and back is really well designed and great plant choices!
Oh and so tidy...you inspire me to go out and clean off my own stone path buried in autumn leaves LOL!
Beautiful garden, and you've certainly achieved your goal of adding fall color! I like your stone-edged beds and the stone path within the bed. It gives me ideas for my own garden.
Amazing garden! I just put a bloodgood Japanese maple in my front garden this past year - I will be thrilled to pieces if it ends up as beautiful as yours! And that blue atlas cedar... sigh...
For those who may be interested, Renee has an Instagram page thepsychgarden. As usual, Renee, everything is gorgeous.
Beautiful garden! Loving that Japanese Anemone!
Oh, such a beautiful garden and, yes, "a feast for the eyes". That shot of the leaves on the ground from the maple is exquisite. Mother Nature can be so incredible with a little help from her friends. Thank you for making my day so colorful!!!
I could get lost in your garden. I love the layering and colors--especially the spots of silvery blue. So serene.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden Renee. I absolutely love the Japanese Maples and their rich colors. Looking at your beautiful Japanese Maples, have gotten me considering planting more of them and your walkway also got me considering planting on the other side as well...so thank you for sharing an inspiring. Blessings to you.
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