Our blogger from The Barn Nursery Landscape Center shares her favorite plants for creating year-round fall color.
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Weather should be warm for autumn activities, but La Nina could result in cold, snowy winter.
There are many factors that determine when leaves change their colors and how vivid the result. The best fall color occurs when days are bright, nights are cool, and soil moisture is good, said Mary McClelland, a horticulturist and co-owner of McHenry County Nursery, Inc. in Harvard. “It almost seems like the colors are changing overnight,” she said “Fall color depends on many things. In this Midwest area, we have had a variety of moisture levels in late summer and early fall and that affects color. There could be good fall color in one area and then 30 miles north or south, not so good,” McClelland said. With the warmer temperatures and brighter days we certainly are setting up for good fall colors,’ McClelland said. Ed Hedborn, known as …