When you think of spring, you think of flowers. Summer is also for flowers. Fall? Everyone is all about the foliage. Colorful leaves are a highlight of the season, along with cool nights, apple cider donuts, and comfy sweatshirts. But why can’t flowers be a part of that mix? And we aren’t talking about mums, those ubiquitous mounds of supermarket color whose value brings out more seasonal opinions than pumpkin spice flavorings or the New England Patriots. Adding some blooms for autumn is sure to bring a new vibrancy to your garden and will only make the fabulous foliage that much better.
1. Yellow is the theme
The frothy mass of flowers atop ‘Fireworks’ goldenrod (Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’, Zones 5–9) creates an impact emphasized by the stronger gold of the black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii, Zones 4–9). The bright color is a welcome addition to a season known…
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