Last fall around this time, I was in beautiful British Columbia visiting various gardens along the Vancouver Island Garden Trail. As I was looking back wistfully at my photos, I just had to share the inspiring fall colour palettes at The Butchart Gardens. These floral show gardens that were started over a century ago are absolutely stunning and definitely a must-see on your gardening bucket list.
The Sunken Garden proves that it pays to plant for four seasons of continuous colour. Look for foliage that will gradually turn from green to vibrant shades of red, and late or long-lasting bloomers like dahlias.
Speaking of dahlias, they provide a profusion of colour along the Concert Lawn Walk. Don’t forget to plant dahlia tubers in the spring so you have flowers for fall vases!
If summer annuals are spent, pull them and replace with fall bloomers for layers of colour.
Where’s your favourite spot to admire fall colour?