Plants that go POW!
I love plants that put on a show when the rest of the landscape is going through the “drabs.” Take this little Ginko biloba for instance. I was driving home from the market and it practically jumped out in front of my car. It’s so gorgeous and delicate. This tree makes a great case for deciduous trees because it is always interesting. Even when it drops it leaves it does so politely all at one time creating a very pretty golden leaved mulch. I’m lucky enough to have 3 mature Ginkos, one of which tops 50 feet.
Here’s a work-in-progress list of plants that go POW! in the fall and winter for our mild Southern California climate. Please send me your favorites.