It begins with a single leaf – Jelena witch hazel (Hamamelis × intermedia ‘Jelena’). Look at those colors! Purple, gold, green….
pumpkin-orange and hints of ruby….
with a touch of magenta.
Pair these rich jewel tones with the peeling cinnamon-colored bark of a paper bark maple (Acer griseum)
Then calm things down with a carpet of native, green salal (Gaultheria shallon)
Want to keep playing? Add some bright red berries and glowing fall foliage – in this instance Sparkle barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Sparkle’)…
To complete a delightful fall vignette….
….that is also mercifully deer resistant.
PSST! For more on this stunning garden designed by Deborah Heg, as well as over a dozen more deer resistant gardens, watch out for Karen’s next book with Timber Press, due for release late 2019.
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