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My oak trees are beautiful. I am delighted with them and will be ordering more again soon. Judy Ledbetter, Bridgepost NH
Oak Tree Foliage
Oak trees can have spectacular fall foliage, though the exact color depends on the type of oak you are looking at. Some oak trees are even evergreen, so they don't change color in the fall at all.
The most common color for oak tree foliage is yellow. Oaks turn a bright, crisp golden color, perfect for collecting, drying, and keeping. Some oak trees turn dull yellow, and these can provide a fantastic contrast to the brighter ones, no matter how you choose to preserve them.
Like the Pin Oak and the Northern Red Oak, a few oak trees display a breathtaking red color every autumn. These trees stand out from the crowd because they turn red instead of yellow or orange and because the red is richer and more profound than that of many other trees. If you can find these leaves, they are worth keeping, as much of the color can be saved when you dry them or preserve them in other ways.
Other oak trees turn brown in the fall without going through yellow or red first. You might think that these leaves aren't worth keeping, but you'd be wrong. Oak leaves turn all shades of tan, brown, bronze, and reddish-brown. While these leaves may not be as bright or enticing as the yellow and red ones, their color is often rich and deep, making them worthy of your excitement in their own right.
Oak leaves are worth examining and collecting for their color alone, but their shape is also unique and worthy of your notice. These leaves have much deeper indentations than most, almost breaking the leaf into five or seven lobes. That makes the leaf look thin, though you will find that it is actually about the same width as the other leaves you might encounter when you examine it.
Fall is one of the best seasons to get to know the oak tree. The colors and the unique leaf shape make its foliage worth seeing, appreciating, and collecting.
Turk Cap Lily - Tennessee Wholesale Nursery Reviews
Turk Cap Lily is native to the eastern and central regions of North America. Keep in mind that these colorful flowers do need rich soil that is somewhat acidic to thrive. Grow them in the garden area that gets partial shade and watch them bloom for you in the summer. Get the soil right before planting the bulbs to make taking care of them more accessible. The Turk Cap Lily is known to bloom as far up as 9 feet high off the ground. Keep this height in mind when placing them so they don't block the view of other plants in your garden. You will want to plant these bulbs in the fall. They will bloom at the peak of summer in July. Their blooms are orange with spots of maroon; This flower attracts hummingbirds in the summer months as well.
To keep this plant healthy, do not let the dirt dry out under it. Turk cap lily is the tallest growing Native American lily. It is a trendy plant with growers that have a rain garden, need a border plant, cottage gardens, or pond peripheries. The suggested climate zone for the Turk Cap Lily would be zones five to eight and is also called Lilium superbum, by the botanical name. The bulbs are stoloniferous, which means that they will spread and create a tight-knit colony in the wild. They look lovely when planted in groups together. They thrive in wet wooded areas and wet meadows. The keywords in helping this plant thrive are shade and water. This flower loves to grow tall and thin so keep an eye on them. Another positive thing about this robust plant is how resistant it is to diseases. It is sporadic for this plant to be bothered by viruses and infections.
Climate Zone: 5 to 8
Mature Height: 7 to 9 ft
Bulb Spacing: 8 to 12" apart
Sunlight: Half Sun/Half Shade or Full Shade
Soil Conditions: Rich Soil slightly acidic
Botanical Name: Lilium Superbum
Rabbiteye Blueberry - Vaccinium virgatum
This plant's other names are Small flower Blueberry or Southern High Bush Blueberry, perfect for United States zones 6 through 9. This blueberry shrub is a beautiful perennial plant that produces dark blue almost black fruit and, when ready for consumption, will be a pale blue-gray due to its thin wax coating. The flowers that bloom is white and oblong-shaped clusters which is fantastic for hummingbirds and butterflies. Birds are highly attracted to the plant as well for its fruits and flowers. The flowers are hermaphrodites and come in pale pink to near-white color. This plant shows the most success when bees are pollinating it. Allow the bees to do their job, and this Rabbiteye blueberry will thrive. This particular blueberry plant is beloved for the sweet juicy flavors its blueberries create. It's perfect for jams, jellies, syrups, bread, muffins, and more!
Not only will this plant make a beautiful addition to your garden, but you also get to benefit and enjoy its produce. In the fall, it's adored for the bright orange and red colors it creates. Be careful not to overwater this plant; keep its watering schedule in moderation. This plant is best year-round planted in the ground but can also be successful in a large pot if desired. The preferred soil PH level is 4.5 or below, very acidic.
This shrub is perfect in full sun, partial shade, or fully shaded areas regarding placement in your yard. It's incredibly versatile in a location which also makes this plant very desirable. You can enjoy this plant for its fruit and use it as a hedge at the same time. This plant is tolerant of humidity and drought, but that doesn't mean you should sometimes forget to give this plant some water. If you have other plants that are sensitive to wind, you might consider using the Rabbiteye Blueberry plant as a windbreaker to help shelter those plants.
Tulip Poplar - Liriodendron Tulipifera
Tulip Poplar - Liriodendron Tulipifera
Also known as the tulip tree, it's one of the tallest native trees on the eastern side of the United States. This tree can grow up to 190 feet tall, with the trunk having an impressive 10-foot diameter, but the average tree will grow up to 70 to 100 feet tall. The leaves of this plant are unique and easily identifiable. The leaves are typically 5 to 6 inches wide and long and have four lobes. The top two lobes form the shape of a heart and follow down into two more lobes. The flowers are greenish-yellow with accents of orange and red. The shape of the flower resembles a tulip distinctly. This tree is perfect for providing shade if you plan on giving it a home in your yard. One of the great things about this tree is that it's one of the significant honey plants on the Eastern side of the United States. It's highly valued for its nectar. You can expect this tree to start flowering between April and June, depending on your exact location and weather. The flowers can be pretty inconspicuous as it's yellow-green color blends in well with the leaves. They do produce quite a few seeds, which the local birds will be appreciative of. The seeds have a low germination rate, so you won't have to worry about Tulip Poplars popping up all over your property. The Tulip Poplar grows best in deep, moderately moist, loose textured soils with good drainage. This tree is not thriving in extraordinarily wet or arid conditions. It will tolerate a pH of 4.5 to 7.5. This tree is also well known for its quick growth rate. You can expect this hardy plant to be approximately 50 feet tall in twenty years, not to mention and it's typically free from insects and disease. This tree is trendy considering its resistance to pests, sturdy and beautiful flowers, the large amounts of shade it provides, and the nectar that you can harvest from it.
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