Nature's fireworks

Autumn leaf
Imagine how your yard would look next year bordered by beautiful maples, sprouting blooming burning bushes or balloon flowers that flourish in the fall.

Richard Jauron with Iowa State University’s department of horticulture said several shrubs sport red foliage in the fall, adding a burst of color to the landscaping. The winged euonymus or burning bush falls into that category, while the fall foliage of fothergilla ranges from red to orange to yellow. Common witchhazel also has yellow leaves in the fall, while the Virginia sweetspire can be planted in yellow, orange and reddish purple. The spicebush’s foliage turns yellow, the staghorn sumac turns red and the blackhaw viburnum...

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