A Fruitful Fall

Submitted October 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM

As the growing season winds down, the leaves in our gardens drop to reveal the phenomenal fruits of the year.

Purple Japanese Barberry   Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea

While the purple leaves are attractive most of the year, the bright red fruits really make a statement during fall and winter.

Red Twig Dogwood   Cornus sericea

The leaves of this beautiful Utah native fall to reveal brilliant red twigs that contrast with the powdery blue fruit.

Jimsonweed   Datura stramonium

The attractive purple flowers are followed by these wonderfully spiny fruits, perfect for October.

Golden RaindropsĀ® Crabapple   Malus transistoria 'Schmidtcutleaf'

These fruits remain on the tree long into winter, not only providing winter interest, but food for resident birds.

Redleaf Rose   Rosa glauca

A great source of vitamin C, these rose hips also add a flashy touch of red to the garden long after the flowers are gone.

Don't forget that Garden After Dark starts next week, October 17, 18, & 19, and the following week October 24, 25, & 26.

Click HERE for more Garden After Dark information and to purchase tickets.

Photos by MaryJo Dalton and Jason W. Baker

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