October 1, 2023
A female cultivar of the red maple, the October glory maple is a medium sized deciduous tree with glossy green leaves containing three main triangular lobes. In the spring, tiny red flowers cover the tree creating a delicate, vibrant look. Come fall, the October glory maple’s leaves turn to beautiful shades of orange and red. Because they turn later in the fall than other maples, they retain their fall colors longer.
October glory maples prefer consistent moisture, but do not tolerate wet conditions. Soil should be well drained and a sufficient amount of mulch should be used to retain organic matter and moisture.
October glory maples make ideal street trees. They are nice when located in parks. They can be planted in bulk or as specimens. But because of their shallow root systems, they have the ability to buckle sidewalks, so it is important not to plant them too close to pavements.
We have had hydrangea fever for some time now! What is not to love about these vigorous growing, heavy blooming garden plants?
Chicagoland green boxwood was introduced in 1994. Chicagoland grows as a hardy, dense growing hybrid of boxwood. A broadleaf evergreen with foliage typical of most deciduous plants, boxwood retains its leaves year-round, which are dark green, small and curved.
September charm anemone is a delightfully late-blooming perennial that complements a perennial border.