Fall-planted beauty

Paul Bousquet
This garden was started in late Fall.
Planted in fall, this garden blooms in spring

This garden in Boulder, Colorado, was started in October.

Landscape architect Martin Mosko of Marpa & Associates ( www.marpa.com or 303/442-5220) has discovered that when the weather stays mild, fall-planted gardens gain a "year's growth" over those planted in spring.

Here, a wall frames bright pink peonies, white-striped moss pink (Phlox subulata), cerise dianthus, and purple veronica. Blue-violet hardy geraniums bloom to the right of the steps.

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