Now is the time to think about possible additions to the shrubs in your personal landscape.
Fall is really about delayed gratification; we know our perennials will come into flower again as the seasons unfold.
So while we cherish our natives, if we add a Japanese dogwood to our landscape that is a good choice too.
As we walk around our gardens hoping to find that last rose of summer, we are already dreaming of roses yet to come.
This is the season to savor the flowers that are still blooming and to harvest the flowers that dry well for winter arrangements.
Every gardener, who values perennials that bloom in autumn, should have some Japanese anemones.