I hope you've been enjoying the fall! The weather has been warm, the foliage colors and fruit on the trees are beautiful--it's a perfect time to take walks outdoors and soak up the season. In this issue, you'll find some recommendations for fall planting, the best places to enjoy the fall scenery, and a few suggestions for ways to improve your home's landscape.
Plant of the month
Oxydendrum arboreum, "Sourwood Tree"
This is a native tree with outstanding blossoms in the summer, followed by graceful fruit and spectacular color (as evident in the vibrant red foliage in the above photo).
Where can I enjoy fall foliage?
The best local spots for enjoying the colors of fall
1. Chanticleer in Wayne
These gardens are ablaze with color right now. They close to the public October 31, so you have a few days left to check it out!
2. Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia
When I attended Central High School, I spent two years doing a work-study course at the Morris, and it was my first formal introduction into the world of horticulture. It's a great resource for plant lovers, with over 13,000 plants on 92 acres of land. Through November, you can see maples, black gum, sweet gum, dogwoods, and oaks at their best.
3. Ambler Arboretum
I'm a Temple Ambler Alum (Horticulture, '77), and recently visited this beautiful garden for the Rhapsody In Bloom fundraiser in September. The grounds are gorgeous and open free to the public.
|Left to right: Ambler Aboretum Director Jenny Rose Carey, Cedar Run Landscapes President Alden Zove, Deer Tech Field Manager Tim Marino,President Gregory Lake|