Looking to give your Autumn garden a color boost? New Hampshire Home Magazine has some great ideas about how to do it by adding some unique and proven trees and shrubs that really show off in the Fall. Feature story by Robin Sweetser and photographs by yours truly. The September/October issue on sale at newsstands now.
The maples that drape over the rooftop of the Hidcote-inspired folly at Juniper Hill never fail to give their best in the autumn.
This mature Japanese Maple was already here and well established when we moved to the farm and it was quite large then. I’m not sure what variety it is. Most likely ‘Bloodgood.’ Whatever the cultivar, it puts on quite a show every fall and it’s always a bright landmark whether you’re driving to or from the farm.
Autumn is a colorful time around the lilac garden at Juniper Hill.Read More
There’s nothing like a gravel road encased in fog to bring out the foliage colors and set the mood for a perfect autumn day.
Cemeteries in New England were often planted with maple trees and thus make very colorful spots in the fall.Read More
One of my favorite subjects for fall photography is this red barn located in Hancock, New Hampshire. I have taken many shots of it over the years from many different angles.
One of my favorite spots to photograph in the fall is this little pond on the outskirts of Hancock, New Hampshire. I simply love the way the hayfields surround the pond, with it’s colorful foliage, all set against the backdrop of that lovely little hill. I have photographed this scene many times over the years and it never fails to please.
A row of maples in a wet area at the foot of Crotched Mountain in Francestown, New Hampshire begin to turn color before many of the surrounding trees located on drier land.
Monet would have been perfectly happy had he been able to be in New England during foliage season.
After the “swamp maples’ turn their bright red in late September or early October, one of the first patches of true autumn color in our area happens with these ancient maples along an old gravel road that winds between houses and barns, some being older than the trees themselves.
Rhus typhina, our native Staghorn Sumac simply loves the edges of pastures. To say it is a volunteer under these conditions is an understatement. It leads the charge. I remember when we first moved to the farm, I spent a great part of the first year clearing very large Staghorn Sumacs that had suckered and were marching toward the center of the pasture from every edge. The beauty of the plant, however, has not been lost on breeders who have developed a number of cultivars for the garden including the show stopping Rhus Typhina ‘Tiger Eyes’ (below).
It was great fun collaborating with writer, Roberta Hershon and all the folks at Traditional Home magazine on the fall feature on Juniper Hill, appearing in their October/November issue. For a peek at the article, click on the link below.Read More
Autumn in New England is a special time of year and there is no more beautiful spot to enjoy the glory of the fall foliage than in Mark Hudson's beautiful New Hampshire garden and nursery.Read More
Grasses can extend your gardening season right through the autumn and even into the depths of winter.Read More