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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dream in Color


Need to get jazzed up by some fall color? Worried that the planting season is slowing down? There’s still time to take a nursery run. With plenty of healthy plant material waiting for a home, local nurseries croon for those last minute shoppers.

Fall is that perfect time to fill any wide gaps in your outdoor spaces. Whether it’s trees, shrubs, woody plant material you’re tracking down, there’s plenty to pick from and color abound. If you do plant shop at this time of the year, you can easily get carried away with the bargains. Just follow these tips from the Annie archives when you make your final purchases.

Check the materials closely. A low price doesn’t necessarily mean a good, quality plant. Take extra precautions with inspecting all plant materials. Avoid root-bound container stock. Inspect all foliage for health and vigor. Always look for good structure in any woody plant material. Avoid anything that shows signs of insect or disease problems. Suggestion: go to a few nurseries for comparison purposes. Healthy plant materials stand out and problems become more apparent.

To wrap up this Tuesday blog post, an anonymous quote works perfect with today’s image. “When your life feels black and white, make sure that you dream in color.” Before you know it, garden colors are soon to be snow white!

And check out our Facebook page for details on a Design New England Salon Series event where Greg is speaking tonight on 'Color and Light.'  There's already a full house but it may not be too late to register for this free event.

Image of Korean Maple (Acer pseudosieboldianum) in full fall color by Ann Bilowz

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