Strappy brown cordylines and a paperbark tree stand out against the house's stucco.
Plant shimmery ornamental grasses and flame-colored flowers for a great fall garden
article by Sharon Cohoon
– October 26, 2009
Photography by Chris Leschinsky
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Gardening for gorgeous fall color
Homeowners Jim and Jamie deYong chose to mimic the golden hills surrounding their San Luis Obispo home with sunny hues in their garden. A half-dozen species of ornamental grasses grow in neat rows near the perimeter of the garden, tying it to neighboring vineyards. In the front and back courtyards, carex and other short grasses continue the theme, while fiery foliage and flowers add to the autumnal mood.
We've made a guide with the right plants and methods to help you recreate this color scheme in your own yard. Follow this simple formula to produce striking results in any garden, even without the golden hills nearby.